Former United States Air Force member now turned educator at the University of San Diego, Austin Galy, M.A. works as an educational consultant across areas such as gender and intersectional identities, trauma informed practices, conflict resolution, and restorative / transformational justice work and healing. Apart from his role as Assistant Director of Student Leadership and Learning at the University of San Diego, Austin works extensively at the grassroots level in areas such as: K-16 education, incarcerated minors and adults both domestically and abroad, California state law enforcement agencies, military and veteran groups, as well as gangs and/or other extremist groups.
From 2010 - 2018, Austin served as a member of the United States Air Force, working to support the U.S. and other joint coalition task force efforts during wartime. After separating from active duty in 2014, Austin made the decision to return to school in pursuit of better understanding structural violence in his/other(s) communities, while exploring more sustainable and preventative methods for peace and ultimately, transformative justice.
Educationally, Austin received his B.A. in Sociology before going on to obtain his M.A. in Peace and Justice Studies from the University of San Diego’s Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice. Professionally, his focus looks closely at better understanding the role of gender in structural violence. More specifically, the intersections of socialized hypermasculinity and trauma as it relates to societal violence.
Collectively, his experiences have led him to a passionate career as an educator and bridge builder working toward a more just, equitable, and peaceful world.