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Kim Berry Jones

Executive Director
(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. 

Jon Krapivkin

Jon Krapivkin

Director of Operations
(619) 849-3245
Taylor Hall, 205

Jon Krapivkin directs the daily operations of the CJR, and contributes to the development of the CJR’s strategic goals, including analyzing and improving processes, procedures and workflows, people management and overseeing program implementation and management of Center programs.

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Luz Aurora Aramburo

Program Director, Research and Funding
(619) 849-3174
Taylor Hall, 205

Luz Aramburo is in charge of all our Human Trafficking Research and Data Advisory Roundtable (HT-RADAR) initiatives. This initiative includes fostering regional research projects, maintaining a hub of research and data on human trafficking research and best practices, convenying researchers and other stakeholders and presenting an annual national human trafficking research conference.  Luz also manages the tracking of the Center’s funding and grant deliverables. If you would like to know more about the HT-RADAR Conference or regional research, please contact Luz.

Rylie Shore Kern

Rylie Shore Kern

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

Rylie Shore Kern is responsible for community relations for the CJR, including planning and implementing fundraisers and special events, communications and media relations, alumni and community connections, donor stewardship, and strategic partnerships. Are you an alum or community member organization looking to connect? Please reach out to Rylie.

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Melissa Baldwin

Artistic Director kNOw MORE!

Melissa Baldwin oversees and coordinates the kNOw MORE! human trafficking prevention curriculum program, a drama-based program for middle school- and high school-aged youth. The curriculum was designed to help young people recognize the red flags and vulnerabilities around trafficking and equip them to take action for themselves and their peers. If you are interested in learning more about kNOw MORE! you can contact Melissa.


Katie Hodson

Katie Hodson

Manager of Student Programs, Center for Justice and Reconciliation
(619) 849-2771
Taylor Hall, 203

Katie Hodson is the hub for communications and student-based activities for the CJR, supervising the Student Initiative Coordinators, campus programming and initiatives for the PLNU community. The CJR hosts annual and ongoing events and opportunities (i.e. Roots of Giving, Live Justice, Cup of Culture, Student Ambassador program) that educate and invite students into a life that lives out justice. Please contact Katie if you are interested in learning about opportunities to engage with the CJR on campus.

Arduizur Carli Richie-Zavaleta, DrPH, MASP, MAIPS

Arduizur Carli Richie-Zavaleta, DrPH, MASP, MAIPS

CJR Research Fellow
(619) 849-3042
Adjunct Faculty
Department of Sociology, Social Work and Family Sciences

Dr. Carli provides human trafficking academic research expertise to the CJR team to increase collaboration between academic institutions, in support of HT-RADAR's objective to facilitate a collaborative research environment in San Diego. She also leads a research project for the kNOw MORE! program, and co-leads the Center’s research partnerships with other universities. She is also the current co-chair of the Research and Data Subcommittee of the County of San Diego Human Trafficking and CSEC Advisory Council. 

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Laura Decker

(619) 849 - 2771
Taylor Hall, 205 

Laura Decker supports all areas of the center’s programs and initiatives and is the primary liaison for the CJR to students, faculty, staff, other departments, external partners, and individuals inquiring about the Center's work.

Our Student Staff

Our student staff support all of the CJR initiatives and lead the Justice Cohort, Roots of Giving, and Live Justice. To participate, volunteer or attend, you can contact our student staff at

Kyla Kinzle

Kyla is a senior 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.

Katie Quinn

Katie is a senior Psychology major and Criminal Justice minor from Battle Ground, WA. She is passionate about social justice and plans to use what she has learned through the CJR to help with her career in the future. She likes going on hikes, being outdoors, playing volleyball and pickleball, and doing pottery. She loves exploring San Diego and finding more ways to be ethical in her everyday life.

Kellyn Gonzalez

Kellyn is a junior Business Marketing major from Walnut, CA. She is an ambitious and passionate individual who always seeks to help others and puts a piece of her heart into all that she does. She enjoys living sustainably and thrives within the community. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching movies, reading, making jewelry, and exploring new places. She intends to pursue a career in digital marketing and further her own jewelry business.