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Shantha Ready Alonso

Field Organizing Manager

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Shantha Ready Alonso is NETWORK’s Field Organizing Manager.Shantha ensures NETWORK members and activists are equipped with tools to be effective educators, organizers and advocates who can influence our nation's laws to align with Catholic social justice priorities.

Prior to joining NETWORK, she served as the National Council of Churches Poverty Initiative Director. Shantha did her undergraduate work in English and Psychology at the University of Notre Dame, where she developed a strong interest in Catholic social teaching and the role of faith communities in creating social change. After college, she did congregation-based community organizing with PICO (People Improving Communities through Organizing) in Southern California and interned with the National Policy Director for the Gamaliel Foundation. She also served as vice chair of the World Student Christian Federation. Shantha holds a Master of Social Work and Master of Pastoral Studies from Washington University in St. Louis and Eden Theological Seminary.