IDCE Students Profiles

Kristen Penkala (IDSC '2011)

Kristen Penkala (USA) graduated from Assumption College in 2007 with a B.A. in psychology, sociology, and community service learning. Following graduation, she dedicated a year of service work as an associate missionary of the Assumption in Chaparral, New Mexico. In this border community, Penkala planned alternative activities for the youth, educated adults, and was involved in immigration related services. Currently, she works as the program coordinator of the Assumption Center and, in connection with St. Peter’s Parish, she organizes community programs in Main South/Columbus Park.