University Chaplain Jewelnel Davis Visits Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro

September 15, 2013

Columbia University Chaplain Jewelnel Davis recently spent a week in Rio de Janeiro, following her trip to Chile. In addition to meeting and working with Thomas J. Trebat, Director of the Center, and the global center staff, she engaged with educational, nonprofit, and religious leaders. She also conversed extensively with local alumni, as well as with Columbia students studying in the region, in a variety of venues.

Concurrent to serving as University Chaplain,  Jewelnel Davis is Associate Provost and Director of the Earl Hall Center at Columbia University.  Davis works collaboratively with schools across the university to promote interfaith and intercultural awareness, oversees the work of Community Impact, which provides service learning opportunities for Columbia students, and manages the Kraft Family Fund for Intercultural and Interfaith Awareness. A trained clinical social worker, Davis focuses on group processes and organizational culture and communication.  Chaplain Davis has visited seven of the Columbia Global Centers and plans to visit the eighth later this fall.  In each, she has reached out to local leaders, alumni, and institutions to better understand the unique qualities of each region and the projects undertaken by Columbia Global Centers both individually and as a whole.