Anne Barkett

Community Programs and Operations at Domestic Violence Solutions

Santa Barbara, California

Class of 2009, Psychology and Communication majors


With experience as a counselor, advocate for educational rights and other community service positions, Barkett works in community programs and operations for Domestic Violence Solutions in Santa Barbara, CA.

How does your time at SPU connect to what you’re doing today?

SPU first exposed me to the refugee, immigration, homeless, and other vulnerable populations. Since then, I have been committed to advocacy work.

Which SPU faculty or staff member made a difference in your education?

Dr. Mícheál Roe introduced me to peace psychology and the Mennonite Central Committee.

What advice would you give to current SPU students?

Travel, learn another language.