Jaime Nolan is Associate Vice President for Community, Equity and Diversity at the University of New Hampshire. For more than 20 years she has worked in diversity, community building, social justice, and intercultural advancement.
Jaime develops and provides tailored diversity training, mediation/conflict resolution, and community development to public and private organizations. She holds a BA and MA in American Studies from Washington State University and will earn a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania in May of 2015. At the University of Minnesota, she co-developed and taught a course,
Seventy four years ago this month I was a refugee.
I was evacuated from the London hospital where I was born to escape the very first bombs of the London Blitz which Adolf Hitler launched when he learned of my birth on August 25th 1940.
Along with my trusty gasmask and thousands of my fellow Londoners, I was shipped off to a safe haven on the south coast of England. Soon adopted by a local farmer, my safe house turned out to be anything but safe. Close to the major shipping port of Southampton which was obliterated later in the war, and directly under the bombers' homeward route, we spent every night huddled