Loyola University Chicago

THEA Institute

Virginia Rivera

Coordinator of Theology of Healing Earth in Action Institute

Campus Ministry

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MA in Social Justice and Community Development (Loyola University Chicago)
BA in Communications and Spanish (John Carroll University)

As T.H.E.A. Coordinator, Virginia manages the T.H.E.A. Institute (Theology of Healing Earth in Action), whose purpose is to engage high school students in Catholic theology and Ignatian spirituality so that they might act as socially just leaders who care for creation in their local communities and the world. She also helps with the retreats and outreach to multicultural and religiously diverse student organizations on campus.