Women and Youth Organizer
Itang H. Young currently serves as the Grant Administrator for Religions for Peace USA. In this consultant capacity, she is charged with the responsibility of grant writing, fundraising, and organizational development. Prior to transitioning into the consultant industry, Itang served as the Associate Development Director at SCAN-NY – an agency that provides social services to at-risk youth and families in East Harlem and the South Bronx. In her role as Associate Director of Development, Itang provided leadership, coordination and program development for organizational fundraising, the most important being the Annual Campaign. Young has a deep and sincere commitment to the community. She has dedication to service through her work with: The Children’s Defense Fund; the World Student Christian Federation; the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women; The National Council of Churches. She graduated from Union Theological Seminary with a Master’s of Divinity, and Texas A&M University – College Station with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.
Emily Baird-Chrisohon is a recent graduate of Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, TN where she earned a Master of Divinity degree with a certificate in Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture. While in Divinity School, Emily served as the RACC student associate and Vice President of the VDS student body. Prior to attending Vanderbilt, Emily received her B.A. with honors from Berry College where she was also presented the John A. Sibley Award for scholarship and character. After graduation Emily became the Managing Director of an adventure company in Nairobi, Kenya. Though Emily’s interest in interfaith peacebuilding began in college, her desire to pursue this work grew during her time in Nairobi. Emily comes to Religions for Peace USA with an extensive background in event management and teambuilding facilitation. As a Regional Organizer with RFPUSA, Emily’s work focuses on extending the reaches of the Our Muslim Neighbor initiative by providing support to local community and faith leaders and building a statewide, interfaith network supportive of collaborative peacebuilding. In her spare time Emily enjoys trail running, reading, traveling, and creating music.
Elizabeth Doyle is a field education intern for Religions for Peace USA, where she works with the Women’s Initiative with programming and outreach. She is a second-year Master’s student at Union Theological Seminary where she studies interreligious engagement and theology and the arts and works with the ethnomusicology department at Columbia University doing research on women in world music. Prior to moving to New York, she graduated from Millsaps College with a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies. Elizabeth hopes to put her academic learning into practical use fostering an active dialogue between women and gender issues and interfaith dialogue, recognizing women as active agents of peace. At Union, she works as the International Student Coordinator, is a member of the seminary choir, and enjoys photography.