Volunteer Profile: Doris Andalon
Doris Andalon began volunteering with NCVLI for our 2019 Crime Victim Law Conference. Since then, she’s been a steady presence at the office, bringing her sense of dedication and enthusiasm with her. Are you interested in volunteering with us? Learn more here.
Why did you first get interested in volunteering with NCVLI and victims’ rights?
My family was touched by crime, but instead of becoming a broken family, we all became closer. I will never forget what my father told me: “Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can for as long as you can;” this is what I want to do. I want to serve crime victims and individuals involved in immigration proceedings; I want to help in all that I can.
What types of projects have you worked on as an NCVLI volunteer?
At NCVLI’s 2019 Crime Victim Law Conference, I enjoyed welcoming everyone, working as a team, as well as listening to the speakers while doing room monitoring. Since then I have come into NCVLI’s office weekly and worked on many projects with various staff.
How do you hope to help victims in the future?
My education is an interdisciplinary social science degree with certificates in Leadership in Criminal Justice and Advanced Crime Analysis and Criminal Behavior. I would like to continue serving victims by going to law school and becoming a Victims’ Rights/Immigration Attorney. I am especially passionate about helping victims in the cultural and religious community I grew up in. I want to help educate pastors and leaders about abuse reporting and empower families to speak up and get support.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I like to read, skate or do activities with my two teenagers. My son plays seasonal soccer and I take him to all his sporting events.