Meet our new interns!
Joining us this September through mid-June are two dynamic young adults eager to engage in the work of justice and peace!
Virginia White will join the Oakland Peace Center as a Seminarian Intern this month, through June 2017. Virginia is currently a Master of Divinity Student and Disciples Divinity House Scholar at the University of Chicago Divinity School. A native of Austin, Texas, she is a 2013 graduate of Rice University, where she majored in Sociology and History, with a focus on poverty, gender and race studies. New to the work of community organizing, she is passionate about bringing people into shared conversation and action to create more just, peaceful and flourishing communities. Previously she worked as a researcher in the Rice University Religion and Public Life Program, focusing on projects examining the intersections between religion, science, education and social justice. Last year, she served as pastoral intern at Root and Branch Church, a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) “dinner church” plant in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. She is thrilled to get to know Oakland and learn all the she can from the Bay Area and the OPC partners this year. Welcome her atvirginia@oaklandpeacecenter.
Caleb Greydanus recently graduated from the University of Oregon, Eugene, with a major in history. He was raised in a small Oregon town. He loves hiking and camping, is a political junkie, and brings a major commitment to addressing injustice in the United States and beyond. He will spend this year living in intentional community with three other young adults serving at social service/justice sites (including two OPC partner organizations!) through the National Benevolent Association’s XPLOR program. Welcome him at firstname.lastname@example.org!