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Welcome Our New Executive Assistant!

Meet Teresa Blumenstein, UNANIMA’s new Executive Assistant. Teresa is a New Jersey native and a 2013 alumna of the University of Notre Dame. While completing a bachelor’s degree in chemical and biomolecular engineering, she engaged in youth mentorship at a Catholic Worker in Hartford, Connecticut, environmental activism in the Appalachian Mountains, and development research focused on drinking water in Nnindye, Uganda. Then she embarked on 3 years of full-time volunteer service with the Loretto Volunteer Program and Lutheran Volunteer Corps. Her first two volunteer years consisted of nutrition education and preventive medicine promotion at a community health center in St. Louis, Missouri, coordination of communications and membership for a coalition of over 100 women’s foundations based in San Francisco, California, and brief service trips to Honduras and the US-Mexico border. Teresa joins us following a year of human rights advocacy as an assistant UN representative for the Sisters and Co-members of Loretto. As a member of the UNANIMA team, Teresa looks forward to applying her array of experiences and passion for the justice work of women religious to service on the Executive Committee of the NGO Committee on Migration and leadership team of the RUN grant project (see article entitled “RUN” Launches Planning Effort).