I was born and raised in the town of San Luis Obispo on the central coast of California. After high school I left home for California Lutheran University, a small residential college in the hills of suburban Thousand Oaks near Los Angeles. During college my awareness of social justice issues grew and became my passion through sociology classes, a semester spent in Thailand, and the founding of the Human Rights Club on my campus. After college I spent a year on the US/Mexico border, living in intentional community with fellow volunteers in El Paso, Texas and commuting across the Border to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico each day to do volunteer work. In Mexico I volunteered at a women and children’s center in an economically poor neighborhood on the edge of town. This experience was very difficult for me, but also incredibly powerful in the relationships I built with Mexican people. After my year on the border, I enrolled in seminary. I am now in my 2nd year as a Master of Divinity student at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley CA, on course to become a Lutheran pastor. As a pastor, I hope to serve in a Latino community in the US and be an advocate for immigrant rights as well as cross-cultural understanding.
Non-violence is a huge part of my spirituality and faith. As an intern with Pace e Bene this year, I hope to connect the work and training of Pace e Bene to Lutheran churches, University students, and local Latino communities. I am excited about the experience of and training in non-violence that interning with Pace e Bene will provide. As a trained non-violence trainer, I look forward to being able to introduce others to non-violence and accompany them on their journeys of non-violent living.
|Apr 17, 2008||Forewarnings of Doom from the Prophets Are for Us Today|
|Nov 16, 2007||Remembering the Martyrs of El Salvador|
|Nov 1, 2007||Christian Work for Justice: A Pastime or the Gospel?|
|Oct 18, 2007||Internal Violence|
|Oct 11, 2007||When Non-violence Fails|
|Oct 5, 2007||Violence to the Souls of the Hungry|
|Sep 21, 2007||Community Organizing and Non-violence|