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Joby Taylor, Director
Shriver Peaceworker Program
The Shriver Center/UMBC
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

410-455-6398
joby.taylor@umbc.edu

Joby Taylor came to Baltimore as a Peaceworker Fellow himself in 1999 and liked the program and the city so much that he has proudly stayed on, becoming program director in 2003. Joby was born and raised in Miami, Oklahoma, a small town that is also home to eight Native American nations. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Gabon, Africa (91-93) helping build an elementary school in the village of Seka Seka, and, as all RPCVs soon find, he learned much more than he gave along the way. Joby’s involvement in service and service-learning has included other construction projects in the U.S. and the Caribbean, but also much work with youth, particularly at-risk and special needs youth. Academically Joby received his BA in Philosophy, an MA in Religious Studies, and completed his Ph.D. in the Interdisciplinary Language Literacy and Culture program. His dissertation is titled: Metaphors We Serve By: Critical and Constructive Play with the Discourses on Service. Joby lives in Baltimore City with his wife Beth and their two girls, Isabel and Katherine.

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Meghann Shutt, Deputy Director
Shriver Peaceworker Program
The Shriver Center/UMBC
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

410-455-6313
mshutt2@umbc.edu

Susy Pincheira, Assistant
Shriver Peaceworker Program
The Shriver Center/UMBC
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

410-455-1802
pincheir@umbc.edu

Susy Pincheira came to the United States from Temuco, Chile, South America in 1994. In 1995, she married Steve Sullivan, a Peace Corps Volunteer that she had worked with at Chile’s version of the Small Business Administration. Susy came to the Shriver Center at UMBC after her husband accepted a Shriver Peaceworker Fellowship in 1996. She has been working in the Shriver Center in various capacities since that time, currently managing the administrative component of the Shriver Peaceworker Program. Susy lives in Catonsville with her husband and their three children, Paul, Alejandra and Robert.