Liv Schaffer

Liv is the Support Specialist of the Zetema Project. She provides support to the administrative functioning of the project. Liv is the primary point of contact for Zetema Project Panelists and their support staff, fellows, journalists, and other Project stakeholders. Liv manages work plans, oversees calendars, manages financial processing and contributes to the content development of the organization. 

Outside of her work with the Zetema Project, Liv is on faculty at the University of San Francisco where she teaches in the Performing Arts & Social Justice Department in dance and pedagogy. Liv directs an on-campus, intergenerational dance company and assists the department in performance production and administration. Liv was a USF 2020 Lane Center Fellow; researching intersections of Jesuit faith traditions and personal teaching methodologies, and a 2021 Community Engaged Learning Teaching Fellow, facilitating and participating in critical dialogue about the nature of community engagement and social justice. Liv is also a Program Director with EngAGE, Inc., curating monthly programming in arts, wellness, and lifelong learning for multiple low income and senior housing facilities in the Bay Area.

Liv holds her Bachelor's in Fine Arts from Dominican University of California, with a minor in Religious Studies and pursued a career as a professional dancer and choreographer prior to joining the Zetema team.