Truett views social inequities as a consequence of a widespread forgetting: forgetting our connections to each other and to the natural world. Skilled volunteering is the practice of social remembering, of reconnecting organizations serving the social good with individuals who have the capacity to contribute. Through this collaboration, all of us benefit.
As an agent of (re)connection, Truett has served in a variety of spaces, including refugee resettlement, immigration legal advocacy, and community wellness. They find particular joy in weaving together the personal, somatic experiences of physical and creative fulfillment with the concrete, communal work of alleviating inequality.
Truett received a B.A. in American Studies from Yale University, where they directed two singing groups, including the Yale Whiffenpoofs. After graduation, they served in AmeriCorps at the International Rescue Committee before working as a legal assistant at RAICES. Truett is also a yoga and meditation teacher, and has found particular delight instructing veterans and individuals impacted by the carceral system. During their free time, Truett loves reading, writing, playing the guitar, and tending to their (rapidly growing) family of houseplants.