Sister Patricia Siemen is a Dominican Sister from Adrian, Michigan, and an attorney. She currently serves as the director of the Center for Earth Jurisprudence, Barry University School of Law. Previous positions Sister Pat has held include director of the Earth Ethics Institute at Miami Dade College; staff attorney for the Voting Section of the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division; and legal services attorney for migrant farm workers in South Florida. Sister Pat has also served in community organizing with the African-American community, in parish ministry with the Latino community and elementary education. Sister Pat holds a Juris Doctor from Northeastern University School of Law, Boston; a Master in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin; and a Master in Culture and Spirituality from Holy Names University, Oakland, California.
She is committed to the work of Earth healing and accompaniment with others. A video recording of her workshop is here.
Sister Pat recently published an article about Laudato Si’ in the Global Sisters Report – a project of National Catholic Reporter