RESUME

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Education
Research
Honors & Awards
Fellowships & Travel
Work Experience
Professional Memberships
Organizations
Service Work
Religious Community


EDUCATION

CLAREMONT SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY, Claremont, CA
Master of Divinity in Interfaith Chaplaincy, May 2017
Cumulative GPA: 3.986
Completed 1 Unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (ACPE Accredited) 

BOSTON UNIVERSITY, College of Arts & Sciences, Boston, MA
Bachelor of Arts, Religion, May 2014
Minor: English
Cumulative GPA: 3.95
Graduated summa cum laude; awarded highest honors for thesis work
Phi Beta Kappa

WANDO HIGH SCHOOL, Mt. Pleasant, SC
High School Diploma, June 2010
Valedictorian of 750-student class, National Merit Scholar, National Honor Society, National Beta Club


Research

Research Interests:
Interfaith engagement & religious conflict resolution; humanitarian issues including poverty & homelessness; social justice with a focus on race & gender

Senior Honors Thesis:
“Redefining Southern Christianity: Social Justice, Spirituality, & Art at the Wild Goose Festival”


Honors & Awards

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST ASSOCIATION
Roy H. Pollack Scholarship, June 2016
Granted to promising candidates for the Unitarian Universalist ministry with strong academic records

CLAREMONT SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY, Claremont, CA

2017 First UMC of Santa Monica and Edwin & Frances Witman Pastoral Care Award, May 2017

2017 Commencement Student Speaker, May 2017

Claremont School of Theology Creative Writing Contest: First Prize, May 2015

Presidential Scholarship, September 2014
Full-tuition scholarship

BOSTON UNIVERSITY, Boston, MA

College Prize, May 2014
Sole recipient of prize from the Religion Department recognizing outstanding academic achievement

Richard Ellis Katz Award, May 2014
One of three students chosen by Religion Department for award recognizing outstanding graduating major

Scarlet Key Award, October 2013
Received high honor recognizing students who have exhibited exceptional leadership & demonstrated excellence in student activities & organizations, commitment to the individual’s college, & scholarship

Harold C. Case Scholarship, June 2013
Awarded in recognition of scholarly accomplishment, potential, & extracurricular activities which contribute to the university

Alice M. Brennan Humanities Award, Boston University Center for the Humanities, May 2012
Nominated by Religion Department & selected by the Center for scholarship award for excellence in the study of the humanities

Boston University Trustee Scholarship, September 2010 – May 2014
Full-tuition scholarship for outstanding academic & leadership abilities

Boston University Honors College, Admitted September 2010
Selected for university-wide honors program

Boston University Dean’s List, Fall 2010 Semester – Fall 2013 Semester
Awarded consecutively each semester for attaining a GPA of 3.5 or higher in academic coursework

THE BOSTON GLOBE, Boston, MA
Judge for The Boston Globe Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, February 2014
Chosen to judge writing contest awarding a $5,000 college scholarship from The Boston Globe to a young writer

COASTAL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, Charleston, SC
Rufus C. Barkley, Jr. Leadership Scholarship, September 2010 – May 2014
Single recipient for 4-year scholarship for academic merit, character, & service


Fellowships & Travel

MANZANAR PILGRIMAGE, Manzanar National Historic Site, CA
Pilgrimage Participant, April 2016
Particpated in interfaith memorial pilgrimage to Manzanar internment camp, where Japanese Americans were incarcerated during WWII.

ISRAEL-PALESTINE DELEGATION, Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East
Young Adult Travel Scholarship Recipient, July 2015
Received full scholarship to join human rights delegation to Israel and Palestine

MARCHING IN THE ARC OF JUSTICE, Unitarian Universalist Living Legacy Project, Selma, AL
Ed Law Memorial Scholarship Recipient, March 2015
Received scholarship for civil rights conference & 50th anniversary march honoring the Selma Voting Rights Campaign

ADA DRAPER AWARD, Boston University
July – August 2014
Received award intended to help graduating women travel; used to fund a trip to Turkey for interfaith research

HARVARD DIVINITY SCHOOL, Cambridge, MA
Diversity & Explorations Program Fellow, November 2013
Selected to participate in program for undergraduate students committed to diversity & social justice who are considering ministry or religion-related careers

COMING TOGETHER 6, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Student Leader, February 2013
Selected for interfaith student leadership conference with student leaders from around the United States

FUND FOR THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION, Nashville, TN
2012 Undergraduate Fellow, June 2012
Selected for fellowship to attend the FTE 2012 Leaders in Ministry Conference; awarded scholarship

BERKLEY CENTER FOR RELIGION, PEACE & WORLD AFFAIRS, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Millennial Values Fellow, April & October 2012
1 of 16 students chosen to represent the Millennial Generation at the two Millennial Values Symposia, which included panels & discussions with notable political & religious figures


WORK EXPERIENCE

Current

STATE OF FORMATION, Center for Inter-Religious & Communal Leadership Education, Newton, MA
Contributing Scholar, September 2014 – present
Writes on interreligious and ethical issues for online publication founded by the Journal of Inter-Religious Studies

Freelance Graphic Designer, May 2014 – present
Web and print designing for nonprofits, writers, and social justice causes

Past

BUSINESS OFFICE, Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, CA
Office Assistant, September 2014 – June 2017
Deals with administrative tasks and student affairs

LAC+USC MEDICAL CENTER, Los Angeles, CA
Chaplain Intern, June 2016 – August 2016
Providing spiritual care to patients in Urban Interfaith Chaplaincy CPE program

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE, Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, CA
Communications Assistant, June 2015 – June 2016
Works on social media, communications, photography, and outreach for school

GENERAL ASSEMBLY, Unitarian Universalist Association, Portland, OR
Social Media Volunteer for Young Adults @ GA, June 2015
Managed social media & interviewed young adults for #myUUcall project at national conference

WRITING CENTER, Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, CA
Writing Tutor, August 2014 – July 2015
Provided one-on-one writing tutorials to graduate students

GENERAL ASSEMBLY, Unitarian Universalist Association, Providence, RI
Community Engagement Coordinator for Young Adults @ GA, December 2013 – June 2014
Planned and led workshops and community-building events for young adults at national conference

MARSH CHAPEL, Boston University, Boston, MA
Marsh Associate, February 2012 – May 2014
Worked with Interfaith Council & other chapel programs including outreach, counseling, & community building; gained practical experience in a ministry context

GEOVISIONS CONVERSATION CORPS, Cairo Montenotte, Italy
English Language Tutor, June 2013 – August 2013
Taught English in Italy to host family in a cross-cultural program

BOSTON UNIVERSITY WRITING CENTER, Boston, MA
Writing Fellow, September 2011 – May 2012; September 2012 – December 2012
Provided one-on-one writing tutorials to undergraduate students, with a focus on non-native speakers

BERKLEY CENTER FOR RELIGION, PEACE & WORLD AFFAIRS, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Summer Research Assistant, June 2012 – August 2012
Worked on research, social media, & outreach for the Millennial Values program, a study of political, social, & religious values among the Millennial Generation

CHARLESTON PORT & SEAFARERS’ SOCIETY, Charleston, SC
Summer Intern, May 2011 – August 2011
Worked at nonprofit ecumenical organization serving international seafarers in the Port of Charleston, providing them with spiritual care as well as material resources & specific services

BEACON PRESS, Boston, MA
Editorial Intern, January 2011 – May 2011
Performed editorial tasks such as writing reports & researching, reading, & responding to manuscripts at social justice-focused Unitarian Universalist publishing house


Professional Memberships

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST MINISTERS ASSOCIATION
Member, October 2016 – present
UUMA member; member of the Pacific Northwest District Chapter

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST SOCIETY FOR COMMUNITY MINISTRIES
Member, October 2016 – present
Professional organization for Unitarian Universalist lay ministers & ordained clergy in ministries outside of the parish context

MINISTERIAL FORMATION NETWORK (PACIFIC SOUTHWEST DISTRICT)
Member, September 2014 – present
Participant in formation network for Unitarian Universalist seminarians, including retreats and vocational advisor


Organizations

Allies for Racial Equity
Member, August 2017 – present
Part of Unitarian Universalist organization building an anti-racist movement among white Unitarian Universalists in ways that are accountable to communities of color

JUUstice LA, Los Angeles, CA
Board Member, October 2016 – June 2017; Communications Officer, December 2015 – June 2017
Helps lead and organizes communications for regional body that brings Unitarian Universalists together to act as an inspiring leader and effective partner to create social justice in the greater Los Angeles area

UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS FOR JUSTICE IN THE MIDDLE EAST, Los Angeles, CA
Board Member, October 2016 – present; Member, July 2015 – present
Helps to lead Unitarian Universalist organization working for a settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict affirming the equality, dignity, freedom and security of all peoples involved

CLAREMONT SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY, Claremont, CA

INTERRELIGIOUS COUNCIL
Co-Chair, February 2015 – present; Executive Board Member, September 2014 – May 2017
Plans and helps to lead events promoting interreligious understanding & cooperation on campus

BOSTON UNIVERSITY, Boston, MA

THE PROVOST’S FACULTY TEACHING AWARDS COMMITTEE
Student Representative, September 2013 – March 2014
Selected to be a part of 6-person committee which reviews nominees & makes recommendations to the Provost & President about university-wide faculty teaching awards

BOSTON INTERFAITH CAMPUS COALITION (BICC)
Co-Founder, September 2012 – May 2014
Created BICC to bring together interfaith groups from over 15 Boston-area colleges (including Harvard & MIT) for city-wide service projects & other events

BOSTON UNIVERSITY INTERFAITH COUNCIL
President, September 2011 – May 2014
Ran interfaith group aimed at interreligious education, communication, & service; organized interfaith discussions, panels, service projects, & other events to celebrate & educate about religious diversity on campus

BOSTON UNIVERSITY LITERARY SOCIETY
President, April 2013 – May 2014; Vice President, April 2011 – April 2013; Member, September 2010 – May 2014

Coup D’Etat Founder & Editor-in-Chief, April 2013 – May 2014
Founded new literary magazine accepting submissions nationally; directed undergraduate staff in editorial work, design, and promotion

Clarion Literary Journal Senior Editor, September 2010 – April 2013
Produced Boston University literary journal; responsible for reading, selecting, & replying to submissions; planning layouts; conducting interviews; event planning

Boston University Writer’s Workshop, April 2011 – May 2014
Hosted weekly workshop for reading, discussing, & offering constructive criticism of members’ writings


Service Work

URBAN PARTNERS, Los Angeles, CA
Volunteer, January 2015 – June 2017
Volunteers monthly with First Unitarian Los Angeles’ social justice nonprofit, serving the diverse community of Koreatown/Westlake with groceries, tutoring, snd other programs; also does graphic design, development, and outreach

FRIDAY NIGHT SUPPER PROGRAM, Arlington Street Church, Boston, MA
Cook & Server, September 2013 – May 2014
Helped to cook and serve weekly meals on Friday evenings to homeless people in Boston

INTERFAITH MEAL-PACKING PROJECTS, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Co-Organizer, November 2012 & November 2013
Helped to fundraise and pack meals for hungry children in Boston (40,000 meals in 2012; 50,000 meals in 2013) by organizing these service projects involving 300+ volunteers from the Boston Interfaith Campus Coalition

CARDS & SCARVES, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Co-Organizer, February 2013
Organized interfaith service event through the Boston Interfaith Campus Coalition to bring multiple Boston-area colleges together to make scarves & cards for the homeless of Boston

HUNGERally, Boston University, Boston, MA
Co-Organizer, February 2012
Organized an interfaith food drive event to fight hunger in Boston; included 8 local colleges, speakers from hunger relief non-profits, & religious communities

WORDS FOR JAPAN, Boston University, Boston, MA
Organizer, April 2011
Organized a poetry reading fundraiser for post-earthquake Japan

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BOSTON, Boston, MA
Computer Class Instructor, September 2010 – May 2011
Developed educational materials & taught weekly computer literacy classes to immigrants & refugees as part of the Boston University Multicultural Advancement Partnership Program

FIRST YEAR STUDENT OUTREACH PROGRAM, Boston University, Boston, MA
Human Rights Issues Volunteer, August 2010
Volunteered at a women’s prison, registered voters, and packed medical supplies for overseas missions as part of the week-long FYSOP program in the week before classes began


Religious Community

FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH OF LOS ANGELES, Los Angeles, CA
October 2014 – July 2017

PLUUG (People’s Liberation Unitarian Universalist Group) Co-Founder & Member, June 2015 – July 2017
Works to put on social justice actions and community education through group focused on racial justice

ARLINGTON STREET CHURCH (UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST), Boston, MA
September 2011 – May 2014

Worship Committee Member, January 2013 – May 2014
Helped to plan and participates in services, liturgy, and church events