Stephen Damianos

World House Student Fellow

Stephen is a senior studying political science and journalistic writing at the University of Pennsylvania. A passionate human rights activist, Stephen is the president and founder of Penn Undergraduates for Refugee Empowerment (PURE), an organization that seeks to empower refugees with the transferable skills needed to succeed as active citizens. Stephen works with the United Nations “Together” campaign to mobilize university students in refugee advocacy, and created the Refugee Employment Taskforce to encourage the university to hire forced migrants as employees. Stephen spent the summer working with refugees in Athens, and hopes to pursue both a master's and a law degree specializing in the fields of development and migration.