Youth Program Director for Turning Point

Angela FerraraYouth Program Director for Turning Point


Intercultural Studies major 2013

As the Youth Program Director at Turning Point, Ferrara serves at-risk youth and low-income families in Shoreline, Washington. For the past three years there, she has directed a free, after-school tutoring program and educational summer camp.

How does your time at SPU connect to the work you’re doing today?

SPU did a fantastic job of helping me understand the systemic and structural issues that many people face in our country, as well as gain a deeper understanding of other social justice issues that are necessary to wrestle with as followers of Jesus.

Who made a difference in your SPU education?

Dr. Rebecca Hughes was incredibly supportive. She helped make history come alive to me and also helped me see how it plays such a role in our context today.

What advice do you have for students about life after graduation?

Life is an adventure — don’t hold back!


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