Sable Manson

Personal Information

First name: 
Sable
Last name: 
Manson
Brief Bio: 

Sable Manson is the Souljourner Program Director for the Office of Religious Life (ORL) at the University of Southern California. In her work Sable has examined issues of interfaith on campus, religion and spirituality in higher education, and spiritual identities in digital spaces. She has also facilitated trainings, presentations, and workshops on topics of interfaith engagement and supporting the religious/ spiritual needs of students. In 2014 Sable was identified as one of the Future50 Faith leaders in Los Angeles by USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture and the Interreligious Council of Southern California (IRC).

Sable is a PhD candidate in Higher Education at the USC Rossier School of Education, graduating in 2015. Her dissertation examines how intentional interfaith experiences and reflection can influence college students’ ecumenical worldview. Sable also holds Masters in Student Affairs Administration from USC (2009) and USC Diploma in Innovation (2013).

Full Bio: 

Although Sable Manson grew up in a religiously engaged household it was her time at her Jesuit undergraduate institution Loyola Marymount University (LMU) that solidified her interest in college students’ spiritual lives. This interest led her to serve as a campus ministry retreat leader as well as a small faith sharing group leader for Christian Life Communities. Her development as a religious affairs administrator continued at the University of Southern California (USC) where she pursued a Masters degree in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs (2009).

During her Masters she began working for USC’s Office of Religious Life (ORL) as the Residential Program Director for the Muslim/SChalom floor, religiously themed special interest apartments. While at ORL she has also worked with USC Interfaith Council, Mindful USC, and various university events. In her work Sable has examined issues of interfaith on campus, religion and spirituality in higher education, and spiritual identities in digital spaces. She has also facilitated trainings for undergraduate student leaders, residential advisors, graduate students and student affairs professionals on topics of interfaith engagement and supporting the religious/ spiritual needs of students.

In 2013, Sable created Souljourner – Interfaith Service Scholar Program and continues to serve as its Program Director. Souljourners encourages interfaith engagement by partnering with academic courses to facilitate co-curricular experiences related to interfaith/interfaith service and weekly written reflection. In 2014 Sable was identified as one of the Future50 Faith leaders in Los Angeles by USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture and the Interreligious Council of Southern California (IRC). Future50 is a project that seeks to discover, spotlight and provide support to 50 emerging leaders who are beginning to shape the future landscape of faith in Los Angeles.

Sable is also a PhD candidate in Higher Education at the USC Rossier School of Education, graduating in 2015. Her dissertation examines how intentional interfaith experiences and reflection can influence college students’ ecumenical worldview.

In her free time Sable also likes to scrapbook and watch WWE/professional Wrestling :)