“IGE has given me the incredible opportunity to work with strong women from around the world. We value the chance to be in a safe place where we can discuss the hard questions and grow together. The Center for Women, Faith & Leadership has given me the platform to dig deep into my love of diversity and culture, while being grounded in the mission for religious freedom. Even in our differences, there is a beautiful thing we all have in common and that is our desire for all to live freely and believe freely. Barriers should not scare us; they should challenge us.”
Kaylee Haller is the Graduate Fellow for IGE’s Center for Women, Faith &Leadership. She is an aspiring advocate for social justice, international development, and cultural competence. Kaylee graduated from Houghton College with a B.A. degree in Intercultural Studies with a concentration in Missions. In the spring of 2018, Kaylee interned with the European Disability Forum in Brussels, Belgium, where she joined in advocating for inclusion and accessibility for person with disabilities. Her research continued throughout the end of her bachelor studies by integrating her experience with EDF into her Senior Capstone Research on “Accessibility in European Cities.”
Kaylee has also developed her leadership characteristics outside of the classroom through athletics. Kaylee was elected as the Houghton Volleyball Chaplain for three years, giving her the position to invest in the team spiritually on and off the court. In previous years, Kaylee has demonstrated her passion for the oppressed in her missions volunteer work. She has traveled to Ukraine, multiple times with Every Child Is Worthy Ministries, where she personally assisted the Co-founders in the orphan care ministry through medical clinics, educational programs, and faith development. In the future Kaylee looks forward to obtaining a graduate degree and continuing to serve in areas of her passions: culture, ministry, advocacy, and development.