Dr. Kimberly R. Moffitt is a professor of media studies in the Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She is the founding parent of Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys, a public charter school serving grades 4th-12th. Moffitt also serves as chair of The Villagers, a network of committed family and community members working to create a thriving academic environment for the Collegiate Gentlemen of the school.
Lee Blaney is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering at UMBC. His research program focuses on water/wastewater treatment of traditional and emerging contaminants. He also has a passion for working in the developing world and has conducted water and sanitation projects around the world. These projects were all university-based, and students played an important role. At UMBC, he advises the Engineers Without Borders chapter and their project in western Kenya.
When a young Indian American woman visits India as a college student, she witnesses heartbreaking poverty. This triggers a deeper study of the intersections between our lives, our resource privilege, and those who are displaced by modern consumption. Learn ways to incorporate this understanding in all of our lives, and some insights into spinning heartbreak into action and personal agency through one woman's eyes. Tanvi has worked in community organizing, policy advocacy, environmental education, and human rights locally, nationally, and internationally and is currently the sustainability coordinator at UMBC.
Yoo-Jin Kang is an advocate, activist, and graduate from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. She has her Bachelor of Arts in both Modern Languages and Linguistics, specifically language and cultural studies, and Interdisciplinary Studies, where she designed her own major and focused on the psychosocial and cultural perspectives on violence. As a survivor and activist, Yoo-Jin has testified for survivor-centered sexual assault policies for the University system of Maryland and represented UMBC at the White House Sexual Assault Task Force for the national “It’s On Us” campaign. Through her diverse experiences working with collegiate and immigrant survivors of violence, her passion for raising awareness about violence has only heightened.