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Joby Taylor
Joby Taylor
Peaceworker Program
The Shriver Center/UMBC
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
410-455-6398
joby.taylor@umbc.edu

Joby Taylor, Director,

came to Baltimore as a Peaceworker Fellow himself in 1999 and liked the program and the city so much that he has proudly stayed on, becoming program director in 2003. Joby was born and raised in Miami, Oklahoma, a small town that is also home to eight Native American nations. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Gabon, Africa (91-93) helping build an elementary school in the village of Seka Seka, and, as all RPCVs soon find, he learned much more than he gave along the way. Joby’s involvement in service and service-learning has included other construction projects in the U.S. and the Caribbean, but also much work with youth, particularly at-risk and special needs youth. Academically Joby received his BA in Philosophy, an MA in Religious Studies, and completed his Ph.D. in the Interdisciplinary Language Literacy and Culture program. His dissertation is titled: Metaphors We Serve By: Critical and Constructive Play with the Discourses on Service. Joby lives in Baltimore City with his wife Beth and their two girls, Isabel and Katherine.

Meghann Shutt
Meghann Shutt
Peaceworker Program
The Shriver Center/UMBC
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250
410-455-6313
mshutt2@umbc.edu

Meghann Shutt, Assistant Director,

is a native Baltimorean who is passionate about the city and making it a happy hopeful place to be. She is a proud alumn of New College of Florida where she earned a B.A. in Sociology. Meghann served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kyrgyzstan (2006-08) where she taught English, worked on gender development projects and herded a flock of 60 sheep. She joined the Shriver Peaceworker Program as a fellow in 2009 and completed a Masters in Public Policy from UMBC in 2011. After graduate school, Meghann worked as the Program Manager for Financial Security with the nonprofit Baltimore CASH Campaign and returned to Peaceworker in 2013 as the Assistant Director. In addition to Peaceworker, Meghann serves as the Co-President of the Board of Directors for the Baltimore Improv Group and volunteers with Live Baltimore, Soccer Without Borders and Friends of Patterson Park.