Manchester, NJ
Master of Arts, 1st year

Why Drew?
I picked Drew because it offers intensive religious education without ordination. It also helped me concentrate more on inter-faith dialogue between Judaism and Christianity. Drew helps you prepare for the world of doctoral work. Drew over all was my choice because I loved the students, staff, and faculty.

What is your most memorable Drew moment?
My most memorable moment at Drew had to be when I was given my admission letter in the middle of my interview with Dean Yardley. I did not believe her at first, and she had to tell me face to face that I was accepted. I was so excited that all I could was say “No way!” and “Thank you!” I also love the Luau party that the Theo students throw each summer. I got to know a lot of second and third year students that way.

What is your favorite aspect of community life at Drew?
I love how all the students are really close and just hang out between classes. We go out together and there is no distinction between years. I also love how the teachers are so accessible. I love how we are able to come together and have fun and share our experiences.

What advice do you have for prospective Drew students?
Come to Drew with an open mind and be prepared to read a lot. The teachers are really nice and are really accessible to the students. They are willing to take time out of their day to help you with an academic problem or a personal problem. I would also say, “Get lots of sleep when you can.” You have to rest and keep healthy in order to succeed.

If you were Dean for the day, what would you do for Drew?
If I were Dean for a day, I would make 2 reading weeks (recess) per semester so that we have time to catch up on work and to save our sanity. I also would also get rid of papers… forever.

What is your favorite dish served at Drew community meals?
My favorite dish at Drew would have to be the coffee!!!!! As a seminary student you run on coffee and granola bars. The seminary keeps their students happy and fueled up with a coffee bar in the basement of Seminary Hall.