A writer, speaker, and teacher for Justice, Claudia is passionate about activating the activist in all of us.
Claudia has been passionate about the work of justice and equality for years, but believes she made her first mark during her senior year at Andrews University. In fulfillment of the change project requirements for the undergraduate leadership program, Claudia created and successfully implemented an African American Studies minor housed out of the Andrews University Department of History. This project made Claudia the first student to graduate from Andrews University with a minor in Leadership, and the first undergraduate student to successfully amend curriculum at the institution.
After earning her BA in English and her minor in Leadership in 2013, Claudia went on to Georgetown University where she subsequently graduated with her Masters in English in 2015. Most recently, Claudia completed a certificate in Theology and Racialized Policing from Sojourners, Howard University School of Divinity, and the Christian Community Development Association in June of 2020.
As a writer, Claudia has published articles on justice in religious and non-religious magazines and journals. They include but are not limited to: Medium, The Rational Online, Spectrum, Adventist Today, and Message. Most recently, she contributed the chapter "Our Duty to Preaching #BlackLivesMatter" to Rev. Dr. Gayle Fisher-Stewart's latest book, Preaching Black Lives Matter.
Claudia is also a highly sought after public speaker. She has preached at churches and schools across the North American Division’s Adventist Regional Conferences since the age of 12, and was the keynote speaker for Andrews University's Social Consciousness Summit, various forums and conferences for Adventists for Social Justice, the Black Adventist Religious Scholars Conference, and also served as the keynote speaker for the inaugural MLK celebration at Southwestern Michigan College.
Whether through guest appearances on Hope Channel's Cross Connection, speaking, or writing, Claudia is dedicated to activating people to “do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.” Her favorite scripture is Philippians 2:13, “For it is God who is working in you both to will and to do His good pleasure.”