Annie Selak holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley. Throughout her graduate studies, she worked at a variety of Bay Area high schools, served as a Resident Minister at the University of San Francisco and coordinated outreach for Pace e Bene Nonviolence Center. Annie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies with a minor in Catholic Studies from Santa Clara University, graduating magna cum laude. During her time at Santa Clara, Annie was active in campus ministry, participated in many spring break immersion trips, studied abroad in Rome, Italy and served as Student Body President. She was awarded the Saint Clare Medal, recognizing her as the most outstanding female graduate.
Over the past 5 years, Annie served as a minister with high school and college students. In addition, she was a Career Counselor and consulted with service-learning organizations. She served as Director of Campus Ministry at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, an all-girls Catholic high school in La Cañada Flintridge, CA. She also spent a year as a Jesuit Volunteer in Detroit, MI, where she worked with at-risk youth at Alternatives for Girls. She has a wealth of experience in vocational discernment, retreat work, and liturgical ministry.
Annie is in the Ph.D. in Systematic Theology program at Boston College. She is specializing in ecclesiology, examining issues of power and authority in the Catholic Church. She is interested in virtue ethics, practical theology and feminist theology. She served on the Board of Directors for Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit Honor Society, and the Advisory Board for the Forum for Theological Exploration. Annie is originally from Glendora, CA, a small town in Southern California.