We are thrilled to welcome Favor Ellis to campus as our new Dean of Students. Favor comes to Sterling College with 18 years of experience working with young adults in educational and residential settings.
In her own words…
My passion for depth of experience and intentional living has led me to look for work in a small community focused on relationship, collaboration and integrity.
I was raised off the grid in rural Maine, deep in the forest, two miles from our nearest neighbor. We relied solely on solar and wind power, and grew, harvested and put up most of our own food. I learned to be curious, compassionate and creative in the face of rural isolation and I continue to apply these values to all my choices and relationships.
My appreciation for the natural world runs deep; Ecopsychology was a cornerstone of my graduate work at Goddard College, and I am deeply invested in supporting communities that prioritize social justice, diversity and equity, in conjunction with a deep reverence for the natural world.