Three Candler alumni have received recent honors from Emory University. Amos Davis 10L 10T, Lee Curtis 13T, and Brandon Maxwell 14T have all been named to the Emory Alumni Association’s 40 Under Forty list for 2020, which honors a multitalented and accomplished group of young professionals across a range of industries who are making a significant impact in their communities.
Learn more about the honorees:
- Amos Davis 10L 10T is senior counsel for the rideshare company Uber. Davis came to Candler with an interdisciplinary degree in philosophy, religious studies, and psychology, and enrolled in Emory School of Law to complete his dual JD/MDiv degree. With an Emory Public Interest Committee grant, he did a summer internship with the U.S. State Department in Washington, D.C. and traveled to New York City to compete in the National Moot Court competition. He also interned with The Coca-Cola Company, where he later worked.
- Lee Curtis 13T serves as canon to the ordinary for The Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande in El Paso, Texas. Before the pandemic, he spread his time over two states and across the U.S.-Mexico border, working to organize congregations and communities to be thriving, faithful witnesses to the Gospel. Curtis credits the diversity of people around him at Candler with preparing him for the role and encouraging him to find a place where he can make the greatest difference. “Candler equipped me to get the tools I need to go to where the work is. For that I’m deeply grateful.”
- Brandon Maxwell 14T is dean of students at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, mentoring students and advising Columbia’s administration on ways to build a strong, diverse community that prepares religious leaders for the difficult work of living faithfully in the world. “Sitting at this particular table gives me the opportunity to function as a pastor to students, which is one of my gifts and something that I love to do, and also to think creatively and improvise solutions that ultimately benefit people of color, gay folks, women, and other marginalized people.”
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