who we are

Who We Are

We are an interdisciplinary team of faculty, staff, students, and community members collaborating on Welcoming the Dear Neighbor?

Faculty and Student Collaborations

  • Kristine West, PhD – Economics
    • Victoria Delgado-Palma, ’23
    • Ashley Giossi, ’22
    • Amalea Jubara, ’22
    • Ava LaPlante, ’23 – Economics & Public Policy
    • Calyn Schardt, ’24 – Economics, Public Policy, & WID
    • Linnea Ziebol, ’22 – Data Science
  • Rachel Neiwert, PhD- History
    • Anastasia Rosseau, ’22 – History
    • Ava, ’22- History
  • Daniel Williams, PhD – Sociology & Critical Studies of Race and Ethnicity
  • Nawojka Lesinski, PhD – Political Science

  • Todd Deutsch, MFA – Art
  • Monica Brown, MS – Data Science
  • Michelle Palmborg, DNP, RN, PHN – Nursing
  • Rafael Cervantes, PhD – Communications, Antonian Honors Program
  • D’Ann Urbaniak Lesch, M.Ed – Community Work and Learning
  • Elizabeth Brondos Fry, PhD – Mathematical Sciences, Statistics/Data Science
  • Vee Signorelli – Theology and English
  • Alexandra Keller – 
  • Kieu My Phi – Public Health
  • Liz Axberg – 
  • Franceska Moua, ’20 – Social Work

External Collaborators

  • Seth Mabbott – Visual Identity
  • Patricia O’Leary – Web Design – Student of Heritage Studies and Public History at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, class of 2021.
  • Elizabeth DeGrenier – Web Design – Student of Heritage Studies and Public History at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, class of 2020.
  • Brittany Greeno – Grant writer

Funding

This project has been made possible with funding from the following sources:

 A 2020 Legacy Grant from the Minnesota Historical Society and Cultural Heritage Fund

St. Catherine University funding including Academic Professional Development Committee Grants and other University support

Assistantship Mentoring Program and Community Leaders program, Community Work and Learning funding for student research assistant work

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