Center for Social Justice Graduate Assistants 

Photograph of Jasmine CurtisJasmine Curtis

Conflict Resolution Graduate Student Assistant
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Jasmine is a first year graduate student in Georgetown’s M.A. in Conflict Resolution program. Originally from London, UK, Jasmine received her B.A. in Theology and Religious Studies from the University of Cambridge. While undertaking the Conflict Resolution MA, Jasmine hopes to focus on religious and cultural conflict. Jasmine recently interned at the Quilliam Foundation, and while she was there was involved in facilitating inter-faith discussions and workshops with teenagers in London. While at both high school and college Jasmine enjoyed volunteering as an English and Maths tutor in her spare time, working primarily with children who did not speak English at home.  

Photograph of Camila Jorge do AmaCamila Jorge do Ama

Graduate Assistant, DC Reads
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Camila is a Brazilian second year Latin American Studies graduate student pursuing a concentration in government at the Walsh School of Foreign Service. She has a B.A. in International Relations and has previously worked with the government of the State of São Paulo, in the Department of Social Development with early childhood development policies, and in the Department of Justice with child labor issues and refugees. Camila became passionate about child development policies and literacy projects when she participated in expeditions to community libraries of the Amazon region while working with a local NGO. 

Alexandra Munoz photographAlexandra Muñoz

Graduate Assistant, Training & Compliance
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Alexandra Muñoz is a first-year graduate student in the Global Human Development Program. She spent the past 6 years working with communities in Latin America, where she served as a Peace Corps volunteer and then went on to found a grassroots non-profit organization. Her work was focused on topics including gender-based violence, environmental justice, and sustainable development. Alexandra started a financial literacy program for rural women—resulting in the establishment of a community banking system and support network for survivors of gender-based violence. She also partnered with the municipal government of Quito to develop efficient recycling systems that protect the dignity of the city’s waste-pickers. Alexandra graduated from Boston College in 2011 with a B.A. in Sociology. She is interested in the ways in which development systems can improve resiliency through community organizing that is both inclusive and empowering to those most affected by socio-economic and environmental shocks.

Photograph of Kayla Owens Kayla Owens

Graduate Assistant, Communications/Outreach
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Originally from Albany, NY, Kayla Owens is a first year graduate student in Georgetown’s M.A. in Conflict Resolution program. She received her B.A. in Peace, Global Security and Conflict Resolution from the School of International Service at American University. Her concentration in the Conflict Resolution Master’s program, is Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Peacebuilding. Kayla recently interned for Senator Chuck Schumer in his Democratic Diversity Initiative, and in the Office of Equal Employment and Minority Affairs at the Smithsonian Institute. She most recently worked in Communications/Members Outreach for Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Photograph of Camille ParkerCamille Parker

Graduate Assistant, Evaluation
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Camille Parker is a first-year student in the Walsh School of Foreign Service Global Human Development program. Camille is joining the cohort after working for one year in rural Uttarakhand, India as a William J. Clinton Fellow. In India, she worked at Avani, a women’s handicraft cooperative, where she strengthened its domestic and international market linkages, forge productive partnerships with fair trade organizations and funding agencies, and expanded the organization’s monitoring and evaluation capabilities. Prior to living in India, Camille worked in the Survey Research Center at Deloitte Consulting in Washington, DC, where she completed a variety of program evaluation projects for clients including USAID, the Defense Health Agency, the International Youth Foundation, and Anza. Camille graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2015. While there, her studies focused on sustainable development and transnational history, and she had the opportunity to present her research on Laotian and Iraqi refugees as a Presidential Fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress. As a graduate student, Camille is excited to further explore the role of sustainable social enterprises and fair trade in promoting equitable, inclusive growth for marginalized populations, particularly rural women.

Photograph of Mary Jane ReeseMary Jane Reese

Grauduate Assistant, Social Justice Curriculum and Pedagogy
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Mary Jane is a second year doctoral student in the Georgetown SCS program. She received her B.A. in History from Mount St. Mary’s University and her MALS from Georgetown University. Mary Jane has recently worked as a corporate recruiter, but her favorite job has been working as a substitute teacher in both nursery and elementary schools. She’s originally from Brooklyn, NY but has been living in Maryland long enough with her husband and sons that she considers herself a Washingtonian. Mary Jane is interested in studying the impact of service learning and mentorship on at-risk students in urban schools.

Photograph of Diana WinterDiana Winter

Graduate Assistant, Reseach
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Diana Winter is a first-year student and Coverdell Fellow in the Walsh School of Foreign Service Global Human Development Program. Diana recently returned to the Washington, D.C. area after two years as an English Education Specialist with the Peace Corps in Ethiopia where she worked to expand the community’s English-language capacity as a direct teacher and technical trainer in a rural high school. She also worked to implement female-empowerment programming throughout Ethiopia as the Outreach Coordinator for the post’s Gender and Development Committee. Before moving to Ethiopia, Diana attended the College of William and Mary where she worked for three years at a research institution called AidData on a survey project aiming to understand the impact of development organizations on reform outcomes in low- and middle-income countries. After completing her degree at Georgetown, Diana hopes to continue doing research on education reform and policy in the developing world.