Austin is a Resident Director and Multicultural Liaison for Calvin College by day. Managing a residence hall filled with millennials keeps her busy, but by night she becomes a writer. In addition to her blog, Austin's writing can be found in Sojourners Magazine, Relevant Magazine, Her.meneutics, Mutuality Magazine, and other places around the web.  She also wrote a column called Wild Hope for Today's Christian Woman which is still accessible to readers.  

Passionate about racial justice and reconciliation, Austin travels the country preaching and teaching about the ways this work intersects with faith. She is also working on her first book which will be published by Convergent Books in 2018.   

Austin attended North Park University where she earned a degree in business management. She also has a masters degree in social justice from Marygrove College in Detroit, MI. Since earning her masters, Austin has worked with nonprofits, churches and parachurch ministries in both the urban and suburban context for the advancement of racial justice and reconciliation. Austin misses living in Chicago but is making Grand Rapids home. She is married to her best friend, Tommie, and adores her little puppy, Mowgli. 

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