Alumna Ashley Muller has spent her years since graduation joining peacebuilding and sustainability initiatives in the UK and Switzerland. What started as an internship in Calgary then became volunteering and then a five-week program in Caux, Switzerland, for the international development and political science major.
When her Initiatives of Change’s Caux leadership program was complete in September 2015, Muller moved to the UK to join the pilot program A Year of Living Differently. She is currently on the coordination team for Initiatives of Change’s Just Governance for Human Security conference. She is a UK regional coordinator for Creators of Peace, a women’s initiative engaging with women’s roles at every level of society. She is a communications developer for the Balfour Project, looking at reconciliation between the UK and Israel and Palestine.
She looks back fondly at her time at Redeemer: “Through many conversations, Redeemer taught me to articulate my beliefs and to be able to align my heart with my actions. I see this as a lifelong skill. In the daily grind of the real world, it’s important to me that I know and understand my faith and how that looks in a secular, modernized generation.”
Muller graduated with a BA in international development and a BA in political science in 2014. She was at Redeemer for two years, first majoring in sociology/social work, and then switching to international studies. She transferred to study international development and Mandarin Chinese at the University of Calgary.