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Rev. Shantell Hinton Hill

Equity Officer (as of July 2019)

(pronouns: she/her/hers)

Shantell is the ultimate Renaissance woman. When she's not building and maintaining deep relationships with community members, she's helping the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation ask deep questions about the realities and new futures that an equitable Arkansas would mean for all of its residents. Currently, Shantell is focused on narrative change and community voice as a means for radical movement building.

A native of Conway, Arkansas, Shantell is married to Rev. Jeremy Hill. She recently obtained a Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt Divinity School. She also earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Colorado State University. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the National Society of Black Engineers. Her vocational experiences include work as a Process Control Engineer, a Bible teacher, and, most recently, Assistant University Chaplain at Vanderbilt University. She is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Shantell is passionate about taking action at the intersections of social justice, theology, and faith-based coalition building. In her spare time, Shantell loves coloring, writing, and science fiction. Her favorite quote is, "Do the work your soul must have," coined by the late womanist pioneer Rev. Katie G. Cannon, Ph.D.

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“Arkansas runs deep in me. Therefore, it is my duty to help usher in an era of equity running deep in Arkansas.”

― Rev. Shantell Hinton Hill

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