Abbie Jenks, MSW
Professor, Human Services and Peace & Social Justice
Abbie Jenks, MSW and former social worker, joined the faculty at GCC in 1998. In 2006, she created a Liberal Arts Option in Peace, Justice and Environmental Studies. She is advisor to the Peace, Justice and Environmental Action Alliance, a member of the Green Campus Committee, and chairs the Peace Education Center Advisory Committee at GCC. She is a Board member of Traprock Center for Peace and Justice and collaborates on programming including the Roots of Peace Speaker series. Currently, the newly created Traprock Peace Education Center is up and running and community educators and students can access materials through the GCC library. She is a grassroots peace, environmental and human rights advocate, bringing this experience and connection with the community to her work at GCC. Her leadership in the national Peace and Justice Studies Association has brought national attention to the program at GCC.