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Kim Berry Jones

Director, Center for Justice & Reconciliation
(619) 849-3224
Taylor Hall, 201

Kim Berry Jones leads the CJR and is responsible for the planning, organization, and direction of the Center’s operations and programs, and for serving as a thought leader and a community engagement officer for the university. 

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Jessica L. Kim, MSW

Program Director, Educational Pathways
(619) 849-7062
Taylor Hall, 205

Jessica Kim manages our relationship with survivors interested in pursuing the Beauty for Ashes Scholarship or participating in the Flourish Academy.  She also maintains and develops partnerships with other organizations for the OnRamps Collaborative. The Beauty for Ashes Scholarship is for people who have experienced trafficking and who want to pursue their undergraduate degree at Point Loma Nazarene University, if interested in any of these programs, please contact Jessica.

Ryana Contreras

Ryana Contreras

Program Director, Community Relations
(619) 849-3482
Taylor Hall, 205

Ryana leads the CJR’s efforts in Cup of Culture, the Alumni Network, our Mentorship Program, Churches Against Trafficking, Communications, Donor Relations, and our annual fundraiser - Hope Rising. For information regarding media inquiries, community relations, fundraising, and our goals and purpose, please contact Ryana.

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Clara Anne Wagner

Program Director, Human Trafficking Research & Grants Manager
(619) 849-2771
Taylor Hall, 205

Clara Anne Wagner is in charge of all our Human Trafficking Research and Data Advisory Roundtable (HT-RADAR) initiatives. This includes, but is not limited to monthly updates to the county, research newsletters, quarterly research meetings, and an annual research conference. Clara Anne also manages our CJR grants. If you would like to know more about the HT-RADAR Conference or regional research, please contact Clara.

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Luz Aurora Aramburo

Program Coordinator
(619) 849-3174
Taylor Hall, 205

Luz Aurora Aramburo provides administrative and accounting support to all CJR programs. She also supervises our student staff and all their initiatives, including Roots of Giving, Wear Justice, and the Ambassador Program. For any questions about the CJR in general, please contact Luz.

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Dr. Sharon Smith

CJR Faculty Fellow 
(619) 849-7804
Associate Professor
School of Nursing

Dr. Smith serves as the faculty fellow to the CJR, to provide academic expertise to CJR staff, input to the implementation of the CJR’s strategic plan, and to connect the work of the CJR to PLNU faculty and students through collaboration on research, projects, and service-learning. Dr. Smith is leading an effort to increase access to science careers for minority students.

Our Student Staff

Our student staff supports all of the CJR initiatives and lead our Ambassador Program, Roots of Giving and Wear Justice on campus events. To participate, volunteer or attend, you can contact our student staff at

Bridget Stephenson

Bridget is a senior Social Work major and Nutrition minor. In high school, she discovered her passion to fight human trafficking and has been working toward justice ever since. She hopes to take her career abroad for a few years to fight trafficking overseas, eventually ending up back in San Diego. Her favorite things include surfing, running, cooking, and the community of PLNU.

Danielle Jorgensen

Danielle is a junior International Studies major with a heart for Fair Trade and others. She grew up in the Bay Area's Silicon Valley and spends her free time enjoying the beach or a good meal with friends and family. After graduation, she hopes to pursue an education and career in law to further advocate for ethical and sustainable practices.

Zach Lyons

Zach is a sophomore Psychology major who is passionate about fighting for social justice and loving others deeply and intentionally. In his free time, Zach enjoys watching movies, getting coffee from Fair Trade or ethically sourced coffee shops, and going on hikes with friends. He is committed to learning more about all different kinds of issues in our country and in our world and will continue to pursue a psychology-related career in which he can care for marginalized communities.

Trieste Oatis

Trieste is a sophomore majoring in International and Christian Studies. She has a heart for underrepresented people groups and is driven to advocate for the voiceless. She enjoys serving her community in the form of ministry and hopes to pursue this full time after graduation. In her spare time, you can find her enjoying a movie, trying out new foods, spending quality time with loved ones, or traveling.

Kyla Kinzle

Kyla is a freshman Political Science major who is passionate about serving others and engaging in the community. She grew up in Colorado and spends her time enjoying the outdoors, watching movies with her friends, listening to music, and reading. She hopes to pursue a career in law or politics, focusing on social justice and human rights.

Allie Nelson

Allie is a senior marketing major at PLNU. She grew up hiking and camping throughout Colorado and enjoys spending time outside any chance she gets. Along with exploring the outdoors, she loves photography and learning about other cultures. She is passionate about community partnerships that promote justice and advocate for the protection of human rights. As CJR’s social media intern, she looks forward to sharing CJR’s initiatives and engaging with CJR’s passionate community.