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Living the Mission

    As my children grow, and I       professional skills, and to mature        I look forward with great an-
contemplated my “next step” after    in my worldview through work in       ticipation to expand my reach to
years of juggling part-time work     parish social ministry, intentional   the greater Jesuit network — to
with full-time parenting, work with  community life, service-immer-        take the education and resources
ISN had a natural draw.              sion facilitation, magazine publi-    I have been given to contribute
                                     cation and sustainable communi-       to an organization that provides
    Through my nine years in         ty-based agricultural projects.       education and formation through
West Virginia since my gradua-                                             creative and unique programming
tion, I have been a beneficiary of       My departure from West Vir-       to the entire Ignatian family in the
WJU’s relationships and excellent    ginia is a bittersweet decision. The  United States — universities and
reputation throughout West Vir-      incubation that WJU’s network in      colleges, including WJU, high
ginia. Those relationships opened    the state has provided has been       schools, parishes, and individuals
opportunities for me to work in      invaluable, and personally, has       interested in and engaged in work
settings that have shaped and        been one of the most significant      for justice.  
nurtured the ways in which I view    benefits of my time as a student
work for justice, to build tangible  at WJU.  

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