Our RE Assistant: Camellia Jahanshahi

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Camellia Jahanshahi was raised in the UU faith moving through different congregations all around the world as she grew up. In her professional life she has worked in multiple religious exploration programs with children and youth ranging from 5-18. She is also an interdisciplinary artist with a background in crafting, visual arts and performance arts that lean into the art of story telling and emotional expression. Currently Camellia is in her final year of her masters program in religions and cultures at Concordia University, where she also achieved her BA. Her program work is specifically centered around understanding the history and intersections of contemporary identity politics from a faith perspective. She brings this combination of artistic expression and socially conscious thinking together in her work with children and youth to help foster a sense of personal as well as social value in those she teaches.