The Irish International Immigrant is excited to announce the appointment of Toni Earls as our new Citizenship Outreach Worker. Her position will enhance the IIIC’s mission of promoting civic engagement and helping Irish immigrants integrate into society here in the States.   She will be promoting the benefits of becoming a US citizen and help individuals connect with our Legal and Citizenship Services.

Toni joins the team with a strong background in Irish Studies which started with a semester abroad at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  During her time at Stonehill College, she majored in English with a minor in Irish Studies. While studying in Ireland, Toni built a deep connection to Ireland and after graduation, she returned to NUI, Galway to pursue a Masters in Irish Studies followed by a Higher Diploma in Archaeology. Her academic studies developed a strong foundation for her understanding of the history, literature, and language of Ireland… and living in Galway gave her a fine understanding of the ‘craic’.

When Toni returned the United States, she began an internship at the Irish Emigrant newspaper, which involved her in the thriving Irish community here in Boston. By attending festivals, community events, and through her work with the Irish Emigrant, Toni feels she has become a part of the Irish community, and says she is looking forward to helping Irish immigrants become US citizens.

For more information about how the Irish International Immigrant Center can help you become a US citizen, please contact Toni at tearls@iiicenter.org or (617) 542-7654 or our Citizenship Specialist, John Rattigan, at jrattigan@iiicenter.org.