Sandy enters XPLOR after graduating in May from Grinnell College in Grinnell, IA, with a double major in theater and linguistics. Sandy is a lefty community organizer and artist from Chicago, where their home church is Augustana Lutheran Church in the Hyde Park neighborhood. They have acted or directed in eight shows in their time at Grinnell College, along with working on local electoral campaigns. In their free time, they write, cook, do stand-up comedy, and work on learning new languages; Sandy is already fluent in Arabic and Spanish.
- From: Augustana Lutheran Church, Chicago, IL
- XPLOR House: Golden Gate, CA
- Community Engagement Site: Street Level Health, Christian Church in Northern California-Nevada
- Host Congregation: Lafayette Christian Church
Keeping the "Real World" At Bay
At my first tenant union meeting, organizers from a Bay Area tenant’s rights organization explained that apartment complexes across the city have been bought up, turned into condos, and all of the tenants get evicted. They said, “this is the real world. This is what happens in a housing crisis. Luckily, we can work together to fight the real world.” Read more >>