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Staff

Executive Staff

 

Tracy Simmons, Executive Director

Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.

Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. She is as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and national publications. She is a Scholarly Assistant Professor Washington State University.

You can reach Simmons at tracysimmons@spokanefavs.com.

 

 

 

Aaliyah Mae Lewis, Wolff Fellow

Aaliyah Mae Lewis

Aaliyah Mae Lewis is a current Sophomore at Gonzaga University. She is studying Community, Culture, & Language in a concentration of Community Education. On top of that, she is also minoring in Critical Race & Ethnic Studies. She was born in Daly City, California and grew up in Tacoma, Washington. She is a current ActSix scholar for Gonzaga and works in multiple departments on campus; this being the Unity Multicultural Education Center, The Center of Community Engagement, and is a council member for Gonzaga’s University’s Council of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Lewis hopes to teach English in other countries, starting in Japan and making her way from Asia to Europe. She has a passion towards education and hopes to work in the Education system on the administrative side to work  towards a more equitable education system in the states after teaching abroad.

You can reach her at Lewisa2@gonzaga.edu

 

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SpokaneFaVS is always looking for enthusiastic supporters to lend a hand in keeping FaVS running!

Contact Cassy Benefield at spokanefavs.cassy@gmail.com to talk about available volunteer opportunities including Marketing Director, Calendar Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinator, Fundraising Coordinator, Advertising and Promotional Executive, and more!

Contact Tracy Simmons at tracysimmons@spokanefavs.com if you’re interested in internship opportunities, from copy editing to graphic design, social media to event planning, photojournalism to public relations.