My work has been dedicated to magnifying the voices, ideas and experiences of marginalized people to support personal and community healing and justice. To this end, I have used a variety of participatory practices including oral history, digital story telling, restorative practices, transformative education and participatory action research.
I have been a practitioner of restorative practices since 1990, using these values to address individual and community change and healing. I started the first oral history project for survivors of intimate violence in 1991 and have used narrative practice in various ways since then.
I am now teaching at Bennington College on Restorative Justice, Oral History and Participatory Action Research. I am the grateful recipient of three fellowships: The Revson Fellowship for the Future of NYC; Rockefeller Fellow and in 2007 was elected an Ashoka Fellow, a global fellowship of social entrepreneurs. I have a BA from Colgate University in Philosophy and Religion and a Masters in Divinity from Union Theological Seminary.