Virginia is a second-year Master of Divinity student at Harvard Divinity School where she studies Christian theology and its intersections with socioeconomic and ecological justice. She is excited to be working at NETWORK for her field education. Before graduate school, Virginia studied Public Policy and Religious Studies at Brown University, where she led the Brown Progressive Action Committee and was active in multifaith and religious literacy work. As an undergraduate, Virginia interned at The Nature Conservancy, The Brown Policy Lab, and on Capitol Hill for Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI).
Where do you find inspiration for your work?
– I’m inspired by the long tradition of prophetic Catholic thought and activism – which includes not only leaders like Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin, but also the strong women who ran my home parish growing up!
– I also draw inspiration for justice work from the land and its ecosystems, which have much to teach us about living in interconnected community.
What do you love outside of work
Doing anything outside, sharing meals with loved ones, making music with friends.
Originally from: McLean, VA
Why do you like D.C.?
The good food, green spaces, and lack of skyscrapers!