Serafina Ha

Project Coordinator

Serafina Ha is a recent graduate of University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration, where she obtained her Master’s Degree of Social Work in the Administration Concentration. As an empowered immigrant rights activist through work with Hana Center and the National Korean American Service and Education Consortium (NAKASEC) and board member for Community Activism Law Alliance (CALA), she is interested in advocacy for systematically underprivileged populations through various modes and the great possibilities in the meeting of unexpectedly different peoples and forces. Through her experience leading a social startup from University of Chicago Booth College of Business’s Social New Venture Challenge, she discovered the great potential in the untraditional, agile, and web-based characteristics of social entrepreneurship in a mixed economic system. Serafina draws most strongly on her experience as an immigrant who was previously undocumented for 16 years in an effort to understand the theoretical and actual implications of systematic legal and social oppression.