Joseph

American Delegation, 2004

IMPACT: SOCIAL

How has Seeds of Peace had an impact on you?

Among other lessons, my summers at Camp taught me about relationships and storytelling. It is only through the forging of strong relationships and a genuine interest and appreciation for the stories of others that we can hope to bring peace to the world. Both insights are key to cultivating empathy, the foundation of my personal and professional life.

How are you currently impacting your community?

Both in my current day job at Eagle Hill Consulting, resolving conflict for the Transportation Security Administration, as well as after hours at Offender Aid and Restoration, I regularly use the lessons learned at Camp to treat people as more than the worst thing they’ve ever done. I pursued a Master’s Degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University to match the practice I first learned at Seeds of Peace with prevailing theory in the field.

EDUCATION

• BA University of Virginia 2010
• MS George Mason University 2015

WORK

• Conflict Mitigator, Eagle Hill Consulting

AWARDS/HONORS

• Honorary Graduate, Earlham College
• Echols Scholar, University of Virginia
• Board of Directors, Offender Aid and Restoration

“Among other lessons, my summers at Camp taught me about relationships and storytelling. It is only through the forging of strong relationships and a genuine interest and appreciation for the stories of others that we can hope to bring peace to the world.”