Dearing Davis, LCSW
Dearing began her professional career as a Youth Development Volunteer with the Peace Corps in Costa Rica. It was there that she cultivated and deepened her passion for international sustainable development, the Latino culture and the Spanish language. During her graduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin, Dearing had the honor of working with survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. After graduating with a Master of Science in Social Work, she went on to work with children and their families in a bilingual school population. In 2009 she was named River City Youth Foundation Collaborator of the Year in recognition of her partnership with the school and community members. Dearing is credentialed as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and is training in the trauma treatment approach Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Dearing currently works with survivors of sexual violence as the Bilingual Counselor at Our VOICE in Asheville, North Carolina. She loves partnering with individuals through counseling and experiencing the hope and change that comes through the process.
Alex is currently pursuing a degree in mathematics, economics, and entrepreneurship at university in Rwanda. He was born in Masisi, Democratic Republic of Congo. His parents are both farmers in Kibuye, Rwanda (located in the Western province). He is the fifth of ten children. He loves to read books. When he was younger he admired intelligent people, but as he grows older, he admires kind people.
Jordan is an award-winning media artist and journalist specializing in social issue documentary video and photography. Jordan earned her B.S. in Journalism from Boston University in 1999 and an M.F.A. in Media Art from Emerson College in May 2012 where she received Emerson’s Graduate Program Award for Creative and Academic Excellence. Her acclaimed documentary short, GRACELAND GIRLS won the Director’s Guild of America Jury Prize, the Gold Circle Award from the Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors and was nominated for a Student Academy Award. Featured at film festivals across the country, GRACELAND GIRLS screened at the 2013 Women Deliver Global Conference and is being used as an educational resource at UNHCR camps in Dadaab, Kenya through the Open Learning Exchange. Drawing on her desire to tell real stories of social good and triumph over adversity, Jordan also currently serves as Public Relations Manager for Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island and is currently producing a documentary feature following a young woman who is legally blind as she embarks on a challenging journey toward independence.