What is your role?
As Executive Director of
the Center for Community Engagement and the Seattle University Youth
Initiative, I oversee the development and implementation of our programs and
What is your favorite part about working at the
Hundreds of faculty, students, staff and community
leaders are teaching, serving, leading and learning for a more just world. They
inspire me. Through thoughtful and intentional collaborations, we can address
the intractable social and environmental issues faced by our communities.
I am particularly excited about the Seattle University Youth Initiative. The
Initiative offers a long-term, focused approach to community engagement that
promotes a shared vision of the local neighborhood and the SU campus. The
Initiative is leading to more interdisciplinary and cross-campus collaborations
that deepen student learning and address important neighborhood issues.
What is your professional and educational background?
Earlier in my career, I worked as Executive Director of a non-profit K-12
community service organization and also served as a Program Director of the Haas
Center for Public Service at Stanford University. I received my B.A. from
Grinnell College and M.A. from Pacific School of Religion.
is something people would be surprised to know about you?
commitment to education, justice and spiritual discernment arises from parents;
a preacher and a teacher. My apple fell between the trees.