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Olivia Whitener

Sojourners
Editorial Assistant
Washington, DC
Olivia currently serves as an editorial assistant for Sojourners magazine as part of the Sojourners Internship Program. Originally from Lawrenceville, N.J., Olivia graduated from Wake Forest University in Winston Salem, N.C. last May with a BA in Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology, focusing particularly on human-rights based anthropology and intercultural communication. She enjoys balancing the intricate theories of cultural relativism and universal human rights when working toward justice throughout the world. Olivia has previously served as a Programming Director at Cross Roads Camp and Retreat Center in Port Murray, N.J., an ecumenical ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Episcopal Church. She has held multiple other positions of young adult leadership in the ELCA synods in New Jersey and North Carolina.

You can follow Olivia on Twitter @owhitener.