Center for Interfaith Engagement

Faculty

Shafa Almirzanah
Visting Scholar

Staff

Trina Nussbaum
Interim Director

Trina has a passion for forming relationships across cultures and religious experiences. She is active in the diverse Harrisonburg community in networking and building bridges where there needs to be compassion for and deeper understanding of the “other.”

Professionally she worked as an Eligibility Coordinator at the Harrisonburg/Rockingham Health Department for six years before taking time off to take care of two energetic sons. She’s also worked at EMU’s Summer Peacebuilding Institute which has given her connections and friendships all over the world. She’s traveled extensively across Ireland, Northern Ireland, the Philippines, and Mexico, but calls the beautiful Shenandoah Valley home, along with her husband, Brian. Trina holds a B.A. in Theater and Psychology, with a minor in Justice, Peace and Conflict Studies from Eastern Mennonite University. Trina is currently pursuing a Master’s degree at EMU’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding.

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