Ciara Lavery came to the United States from County Armagh fifteen years ago. After working as a waitress in an Irish bar for 13 years, she began volunteering at the IIIC. Inspired by the Center’s work she knew she wanted to be part of the team. Ciara enrolled in the IIIC’s Career Advancement Course and with new skills to offer, was hired in the Learning Exchange Programs for a three month position; then applied to be Irish Outreach and Case Manager. With her computer skills and outreach and coordination experience, Ciara was hired and has put her heart and soul into the position. Congratulations Ciara, and good wishes.