Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach

Introducing the Fall 2014 Advocacy Interns

September 23, 2014

 
Emily Van Etten

Emily Van Etten

Emily Van Etten
Environmental Justice Intern
Hometown: Naperville, Illinois
Studying: M.S. Public Administration and Nonprofit Management, American University

I’m most looking forward to learning more about the people the Columbans serve and using Catholic social teaching not just as a set of beliefs but a tool to enact positive change.


Abdullah Kanneh

Abdullah Kanneh

Abdullah Kanneh
Demilitarization and Interreligious Dialogue Intern
Hometown: Born and raised in Liberia
Studying: M.A. Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs, American University

I am looking forward to expanding my knowledge of faith-based advocacy work for peace, and gaining professional experience in Washington, D.C.


Michael Bodyke

Michael Bodyke

Michael Bodyke
Economic Justice Intern
Hometown: Bellevue, Ohio
Studying: B.S. Political Science and Minor Spanish, American University

I look forward to learning more about global economic issues, especially trade policies that affect communities where Columbans serve.


Tatum Garvin

Tatum Garvin

Tatum Garvin
Migration Intern
Hometown: Friendswood, Texas
Studying: B.A. International Studies, American University

I am looking forward to learning more about important issues that migrants face and especially joining in solving them.


Siobhan Spiak

Siobhan Spiak

Siobhan Spiak
Peace and Conflict Transformation Intern
Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona
Studying: B.A. International Studies, American University

I’m looking forward to learning advocacy skills used by the Columban Fathers, especially on behalf of people adversely affected by human trafficking and extractive industries.

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