Director of Restorative Practices & Humane Education
Favorite quote about peace:
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Gandhi
We are each so powerful and can do so much good as well as so much harm. When things seem overwhelming, I am always heartened when I remember that the good we do matters and that all of the small kindnesses and victories in our days should give us reason for hope.
What I love about Peace Learning Center:
In a city that can be isolating, Peace Learning Center gives a voice to the voiceless, it is a refuge for those who have felt isolated, and offers some of the most important and profound lessons that some students may ever learn.
Favorite moment at Peace Learning Center:
When Nelly Del Cid came to tell her story of working to create peace in Honduras, a participant who grew up on another continent who, also faced, extreme oppression, told her, “I feel your heart.” This is a sacred place where these kind of connections are made all of the time.
Favorite thing to do outside of work
I am also a humane educator so I love to foster the joyful, compassionate nature that is innate in children, I love spending time with my husband and daughter, being outdoors, gardening, being vegan, defying stereotypes, and hanging out with our 4 dogs.