Pompton Plains, NJ
Master of Arts, 2nd year

Why Drew?
I chose Drew because I have key faculty members and resources at my disposal, including interesting and dynamic visiting faculty and guest speakers. In addition there are exciting opportunities for growth, activism, and community building as well as an environment that furthers the experience necessary to grow in my field of religion and gender studies.

For what vocation is Drew preparing you?
Drew is preparing me for a higher education teaching career.

What do you bring to Drew?
I bring to Drew a thirst for knowledge, an eagerness to further my education, and a background in religious studies, disabilities studies, gender studies, and feminist theory.

What is your most memorable Drew moment?
I think that Nancy Nason Clark’s presentation in Spring 2010 and Father John Dear’s presentation in Fall 2010 were memorable moments for me since I’ve been at Drew. These are two individuals from different traditions, who use different methods, and who are focused in extremely different ministries or activisms. Both are promoting social justice in their respective ways.

How will you have changed when you graduate from Drew?
After I graduate from Drew I will have a greater awareness of social justice issues and a better understanding of ways to combat injustice. I will have benefited from the vast experience and knowledge of prominent faculty members. I will have an excellent foundation for my Ph.D. work.

What is your favorite aspect of community life at Drew?
My favorite aspect of community life at Drew is a sense of solidarity and unity in social justice issues across denominational and religious backgrounds.