Audrey Thill graduated from Goshen College with a BA in sociology and peace studies. Her academic and professional interests focus on climate change, environmental destruction, and peacebuilding. Audrey spent six years in southeast Asia working with several peacebuilding organizations, including the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in Myanmar and Cambodia. As a peace program coordinator for MCC, she helped local partners develop and implement peace education and advocacy programs.
In Cambodia, Audrey worked with Peace Bridges Organization and Building Community Voices, developing monitoring and evaluation frameworks. She also conducted field research on environmental peacebuilding, nonviolent movements, community dialogue, and interreligious cooperation. She also sought to support and bring awareness to Cambodians defending themselves nonviolently from deforestation and illegal land grabs in their communities. As a master of global affairs student, Audrey is the recipient of a Kroc Institute Fellowship.