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Nina Boe

Krista Colleague Leadership Council
Buzz Building
2012 Krista Colleague

Biography (Open)

Nina spent two years in Brazil with the Episcopal Church's program, the Young Adult Service Corps (YASC), utilizing her skills in communication, photography, activism and community building. She returned to Seattle in 2015 to use and hone those skills further. Since her return, she has continued her various social justice interests in refugee awareness and advocacy, interfaith and youth work, and volunteering with the Krista Foundation. She serves on the boards of Kids4Peace and the Young Professionals International Network (World Affairs Council). She is also a graduate student pursuing a degree in Public Affairs. Currently, she is interning with Sahar Education, supporting educational access for girls in northern Afghanistan. In her spare time, she crafts, listens to music, daydreams about how United Nations Secretary General is a good backup plan, and works on acquiring new languages.

 

Lindie Burgess

Krista Colleague Leadership Council
Community Building
2011 Krista Colleague

Biography (Open)

After earning a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Portland, Lindie served the homeless community at St. André Bessette Catholic Church in downtown Portland. Today she draws on those experiences as program manager for the University of Portland's Moreau Center, guiding students through mind- and heart-blowing week to three week long service immersion experiences.

Richard Kelley

Krista Colleague Leadership Council
Creative Action Study Team (CAST)
2011 Krista Colleague

Biography (Open)

Richard Kelley served in Mamelodi, South Africa with the Mamelodi Initiative. During his year of service, Richard helped to develop educational programming for high school youth residing in township communities. After a 10 years of working as an educator, he switched careers and pursued a J.D. and LL.M. He currently lives in Washington, DC and works with the DC Affordable Law Firm, which strives to create affordable access to justice for low-income D.C. residents. In his free time, he's always up for an outdoor adventure, playing soccer, or trying to find the next best coffee shop.

Rediet Mulugeta

Krista Colleague Leadership Council
Sojourner Support
2012

Biography (Open)

After receiving her degree in Global Development Studies from Seattle Pacific University, Rediet Mulugeta served with Mission Year in Houston, Texas from 2012-2014. Since then she has served on different staff roles within the organization and currently lives in Chicago, IL as an Assistant City Director and Justice Trip Coordinator. Rediet finds joy in lots of things, but the top three are: coffee, a good book, and good conversations with friends around the table. 

Nils Ringo-Pennino

Krista Colleague Leadership Council
Friend and Fund Development
2010 Krista Colleague

Biography (Open)

Nils spent 27 months on the north coast of Honduras working at a children's home called "Finca del Niño" (Farm of the Child). He taught middle school sciences and electives, managed security staff, and served as a live-in guardian for adolescent males as they prepared for independent life after the Finca. Currently, Nils is pursuing a MA in Couples and Family Therapy at Seattle University. He lives in Seattle with his wife and their playful puppy.

Taylor Tibbs

Krista Colleague Leadership Council
Service Ethics
2015 Krista Colleague

Biography (Open)

Taylor Tibbs served two years with the Urban Leaders in Training Program at the Northwest Leadership Foundation - first with College Bound at Lincoln High School in Tacoma and second with the Act Six Leadership and Scholarship Program. Today, she is the Act Six Program Manager and supports students through mentorship and by developing new curriculum for the Summer training program. This past summer she served on the planning team for an Urban Leadership Convention for her students and coordinated Peer-Facilitated worships on Multicultural K-12 education, Leadership and Social Capital, and Activism. Outside of work, Taylor enjoys cooking with friends, listening to live music, and buying (too many) books.

Alissa White

Krista Colleague Leadership Council
Community Building/SoJo
2012 Krista Colleague

Biography (Open)

Alissa White did her service as a nurse with Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos' permanent home for children outside of Tegucigalpa, Honduras from 2012-2014 providing healthcare services through a community clinic. Upon returning to the US, she began working at a mental health crisis facility for the Downtown Emergency Service Center. Currently, Alissa is a Public Health Nurse for Seattle/King County Public Health with a program offering outreach and intensive medical case management to families experiencing homelessness.