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“We are all members of society and have a part to play. For me, the goal is to make life better for all. I have talents and skills I not only want to use but have a responsibility to do so. I have received energy, knowledge, opportunity and gratitude from serving.”

Sr. Rose entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet after graduating from Avila University with a degree in nursing. During her career, she worked in multiple different roles in health care in St. Louis and then Kansas City. She created the Missouri Restorative Justice Coalition and taught restorative justice as an adjunct professor at Avila for three years. She was a co-founder of Journey to a New Life, a nonprofit organization serving men and women coming out of prison, and served on their board for eight years. She is also a board member and volunteer with the Center for Conflict Resolution, a member of the National Association of Restorative and Community Justice, and a board member at St. Teresa Academy.

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