Frederica joined URI in 2016 and serves as the Regional Coordinator for the Multiregion. She is responsible for nurturing and sustaining the Cooperation Circles in the region-- offering support, resources, guidance and connections-- and guides the development of the Multiregion. Frederica has spent the past fifteen years studying and working at the intersection of religion, social justice, and ecology in the US and abroad, seeking to empower people and organizations to work more effectively for social change and peace. Prior to URI, she taught and designed courses for undergraduate and graduate students on religion, power and privilege, and global concerns of social and environmental justice at the University of Washington and Seattle University. Frederica holds two masters degrees from a joint-degree program between the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the Yale Divinity School. She served as an environmental education volunteer with the Peace Corps in the Philippines, and has lived or traveled in 35 countries. Frederica lives in Seattle where she enjoys backpacking, reading fiction, and introducing her two daughters to the wonders of the natural world.