After graduating from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, Siri joined the L’Arche Tahoma Hope community in Tacoma, Washington. L’Arche is an international federation of communities centered on the lives and needs of adults with developmental disabilities. Initially, Siri served as an AmeriCorps member providing individual support for members of the community. After her year as an AmeriCorps member, L’Arche Tahoma Hope asked Siri to develop the role of Recreation and Day Support Assistant. Her work in this position for the past 2 ½ years has focused on discovering and accessing meaningful activities for the members of the L’Arche Tahoma Hope community. Siri’s time with L’Arche has been transformative, both personally and professionally. Through sharing life with adults who are especially vulnerable, she has been inspired to address the unique legal needs of individuals with disabilities and the organizations that serve them.
Outside of L’Arche, Siri enjoys running outdoors, vegetarian cooking, and spending as much time as possible in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness in the Montana Rockies.