Katie Gingerich is a social innovator and peace educator, and gets excited when the worlds of innovation collide. She is the founder and director of The Ripple Effect Education, a start-up initiative that develops and facilitates conflict resolution and social justice programs for youth ages 6 – 18. She is an active participant of the Epp Peace Incubator program, based in the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement, at the University of Waterloo. Katie uses her training in peace studies, conflict management and analysis, mediation, circle process, and facilitation to create games, simulations and activities that are relevant, thought-provoking and skill-building opportunities for participants. Since 2012, she has developed peace education programs for camps, community groups, and classrooms, and is passionate about giving youth the tools they need to transform conflict and seek justice.
TREE classrooms program assistant
Sarah is a global studies major with an advanced minor in management at Wilfrid Laurier University. She is eager to begin her third year with TREE because she loves encourage students to engage with real-life problems while giving them the tools to solve them. Sarah brings several years of experience working with youth and facilitating camp programs. She is passionate about equality, education, and opportunities to learn with and from others.
Classroom Facilitation Team
2018-2019 School Year