Meet the Speakers
Benje Douglas earned his undergraduate degree in justice systems at Truman State University, a master’s degree in theological studies at Texas Christian University’s Brite Divinity School, and a second master’s degree in prevention science and practice at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Prior to joining the staff at Bowdoin, Benje worked in support of academic success for students of all backgrounds and abilities, violence prevention, and assistance for victims of violence and sexual assault for organizations in Texas, Arkansas, and Pennsylvania.
Eduardo Pazos Palma was born and raised in Mexico, he moved to Massachusetts to attend Boston Baptist College and went on to earn a master’s degree at Yale Divinity School. After graduating from Yale, Eduardo went on to work in financial aid and adjunct teach at his alma mater. He later moved to Texas to work with immigrant families as a pastor and chaplain, where he provided pastoral counseling to students and parents in moments of crisis and led a Spanish-speaking ministry. Most recently he has worked in business and finance, but Eduardo maintained a connection to spiritual and religious life and education, adjunct teaching online courses titled Old and New Testament Survey, and Contemporary Worldviews.