Margarita Mooney is currently an Associate Professor at Princeton Theological Seminary with interests in integrating sociological, philosophical and theological approaches to virtues and the common good. She teaches classes such as philosophy of social science, religion and social theory, and intentional communities. In 2016, she started Scala Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to reinvigorating classical liberal arts education and preserving the ideas and practices necessary to maintain a free society. Scala’s reading groups, dinner seminars and travel events emphasize hospitality and friendship, aiming to help students connect their intellectual development with character formation and generating transformative educational experiences and authentic friendships. She is currently working on a book manuscript tentatively entitled Living a Broken Life, Beautifully that explores the religious lives of young adults who have experienced traumatic life events. Her research has been funded by two grants from the John Templeton Foundation totaling more than $3 million. After receiving her B.A. in Psychology from Yale University, she conducted fieldwork on the re-integration into civilian life of ex-combatants in Central America. She then earned her Ph.D. in Sociology from Princeton University, publishing her dissertation as the book Faith Makes Us Live: Surviving and Thriving in the Haitian Diaspora. Before returning to Princeton in 2016, she was on the faculty of the Sociology Departments at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Yale University.