Her philosophy is that thought-provoking and inquisitive individuals can enhance the quality of people’s lives through a commitment to respectful understanding, a lifetime of learning, and a profound sense of community. This philosophy has served as the underpinning to her academic and professional career.
Passionately curious about people’s stories and making sure they are heard, her professional, academic, and volunteer work has touched on areas of religion and spirituality, race and ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, gender identity, and socioeconomic status.
Darci L. Graves holds graduate degrees in Communications, Religion and Sociology, and Public Policy and has almost 20 years of professional and academic experience in the fields of cultural and linguistic competence and education.
A former faculty member at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Darci aided in the development, implementation, and management of the diversity, spirituality, communications, and geriatrics curricula. Since then she has continued to develop cultural and linguistic competency curricula around topics including public safety, disaster preparedness and response, language access, domestic violence, and more.
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