Former Scientist Embraces Role Supporting Stamford’s Immigrant Community
Stamford Daily Voice
January 26, 2017
By Tom Renner
STAMFORD, Conn. -- Darien’s Catalina Samper-Horak took a career U-turn nearly three decades ago. She didn't know that her decision to leave the potentially lucrative field of science and genetics would lead her to a job helping immigrants to make it in America.
- Who : Catalina Samper-Horak, Darien
- What : Executive director of Building One Community in Stamford
- Learn more: Building One Community website
Now, more than five years after Samper-Horak and a group of community members established the nonprofit agency, her budget has swelled, the staff has grown and her organization’s reach has expanded. The newly named agency, Building One Community (formerly Neighbors Link), has become a vital resource for the region’s large immigrant population.