DEPARTMENT: CJP - Center for Justice & Peacebuilding
POSITION: Program Associate
LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | MS 121
PHONE: (540) 432-4672
Christen comes to CJP after many years working in the environmental non-profit sector where she helped support collaborative, regional efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, worked on educational publications around issues of food, farming and climate issues, and honed her skills as an organizer and connector of people, ideas and information.
Christen loves spending time in her garden growing as many vegetables, herbs and flowers as possible. She also enjoys long, lingering meals with friends, being outside, and experimenting with all manner of food projects. She is excited to be collaborating with several families within the refugee community in Harrisonburg on some farming initiatives. She believes deeply in the need for a redistribution of access when it comes to land and food, and that all people have the right to land for their sustenance, healing and health.
Christen received her B.A. in International Development from UC Berkeley, where she focused on the history of the Middle East and the ways in which neo-colonialism continues to shape international aid and development policy the world over. She is excited to support the work of conflict transformation and peace-building through her role as Program Associate for Admissions with CJP.