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Aya Hamdi

Hourly Production, Nacogdoches, TX

Aya Hamdi came to the U.S. from Jordan as a teenager. As an immigrant without knowledge of the laws and rights in the U.S., Aya faced a tough period.

After living in a shelter in Oklahoma, Aya found an advocate to help her to obtain a green card and moved to Texas.

Aya worked at a couple Mexican restaurants but needed to find a more stable job when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. She came to Nacogdoches, Texas, and joined the Pilgrim’s team, which turned her uncertain circumstances to a stable career.

“I love my job at Pilgrim’s,” she said. “By working at Pilgrim’s, I was able to buy a car and my next goal, which I’m already working on it, is to buy a house.”

Aya is a lead in the wind department. She says she doesn’t want to stop climbing the ladder and is looking to be a supervisor.

“My goal is to go as far as I can go,” she said.

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