Living & Learning Communities
Faculty and Staff
- Driscoll South, Suite 1-J
I began as the Program Coordinator for the Social Justice Living and Learning Community in August 2010. I was born and raised in Kentucky, where I also attended college. I spent time in Uganda during college, working on community health projects and assisting in an international school. I studied in Cairo, Egypt, and travelled through the Middle East my senior year of college, and I became very interested in the ways religion, ethics and politics interact in diverse global contexts.
After a year of teaching in an international school in Kampala, Uganda, I moved to Denver to pursue an MA in religious studies at DU. I studied a variety of religious movements, and focused in my thesis on religio-politics in Israel/Palestine. After a brief stint as an adjunct instructor of world religions at West Virginia University, I returned to Denver to begin a PhD in religious studies with a Religion and Social Change concentration. I love that my job as program coordinator for this community constantly overlaps with what I am studying in my PhD program here at DU.
I strongly believe that no social justice issue exists in isolation; each issue is necessarily connected to all other issues of justice. I love working with college students to explore the concept of social justice and to find ways in which they can work for social change in our world.