Scotland Summer Institute on Technology, Innovation and Creativity: University of Strathclyde and the Glasgow School of Art
Connor Kaufmann is a freshman at the University of Notre Dame, majoring in History within the Glynn Family Honors Program. He was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. Growing up in El Paso ignited many of the passions that he continues to fight and advocate for today, especially that of immigration rights.
He strives to apply all of the skills and lessons that he has learned through his experiences working at various migrant shelters, coupled with the knowledge he will acquire during his Summer Institute, to better serve his home community. On campus, Connor is part of the Student Coalition for Immigration Advocacy and the Student Policy Network. Connor is also a member of the Latino Studies Scholars Program, the Transformational Leaders Program, and will be a tutor at the University Writing Center.
Connor has many hobbies including fencing, which he has been doing for over a decade, writing poetry, playing occasional video games, and petting his pet cats named Tat and Peanut. After his undergraduate education, he plans to attend law school to study to become an immigration attorney.