CVN welcomes Jocelyn A. Sideco as its new Digital Outreach Associate

Catholic Volunteer Network (CVN) is excited to announce that Jocelyn A. Sideco has joined the CVN team as the new Digital Outreach Associate. Please join us in welcoming Jocelyn!

Where’s home?
Burlingame, CA

Where did you go to school and what did you study?

  • Santa Clara University, BS in Political Science with minors in Sociology and Women’s Studies
  • The Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, MTS in Theological Studies
  • University California San Francisco, Clinical Pastoral Education

Where did you serve as a volunteer and what was your ministry?

  • Atlanta, GA as a Jesuit Volunteer
  • Progressive Redevelopment Inc.: Supporting community youth programs
  • AID Atlanta: Episodic Case Management and Continuous Quality Improvement programs for people identifying with HIV and/or AIDS

What is your role at CVN and what are you most looking forward to in this new position?

  • Digital Outreach Associate
  • Bringing dignity and respect into social media spaces that aren’t necessarily known for civil discourse or truth-telling
  • Sharing volunteer stories!

What motivates you?
My faith in a God whose loving presence is encouraging, challenging and contagious and desires our communities to be a reflection of the beauty and intricacy of right relationship in our natural world

Imagine you are stuck in an elevator. Who would you most like to be stuck with? Why?
Dead or alive? Fictional or real? My family, Moana, JLo, the Obamas, Jesus, St. Bernadette, Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Share an interesting fact about you.

  • I’m the middle conception in a family of four children
  • I hate to exercise but played softball in college
  • I like to think I play with words because English is my second language

Favorite quote
Humbly welcome the word that has been planted in your heart… James 1:21

What book should everyone read? Why?
By the River Piedras, I Sat and Wept by Paolo Coehlo
It’s a poetic story about love and life, risk and faith


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