SWR Board


Julianna Kantner is President of Students With Refugees, Treasurer for Pre-Law Society, and Service Coordinator for Rotaract. She is a sophomore studying International and Global Studies and Political Science, and is from Shawnee, Kansas. Julianna is passionate about advocacy, mentorship, service, public speaking, and Jesus! She loves tutoring through organizations like Canopy NWA and Potters House. Julianna’s goal in each of her positions is to learn by serving others, listening to the experiences of those around her, and working with people from many different backgrounds!

My name is Megan Rodgers and I am a senior studying International Studies, Political Science and Spanish here at the University of Arkansas. I first became involved with Students with Refugees when I signed up to volunteer at the Refugee Camp Experience my freshman year. Since then, I have had several opportunities such as studying abroad, interning with Canopy and workings with other advocacy groups like STAND which have made me more and more passionate about supporting refugees as they attempt to rebuild their lives and making NWA a welcoming home to those who are resettled here! In the future I hope to work on improving U.S. resettlement policy in order to give more individuals the opportunity for hope that resettlement provides and ensure that they are well supported throughout the resettlement process.