Student Interviews and Activities

Nestor Pimienta

Taking Care of Their Own

June 30, 2016

As an undergraduate in Los Angeles, Nestor Pimienta was often asked by university workers if he could tutor their children to steer them toward the road he took. Driven by a passion for social justice that he attributes to having grown up in an immigrant, working-class family, Pimienta ended up tutoring the son of a cafeteria worker, but he realized he could do more if others would join his efforts.

Cori Tucker-Price

Humans of HDS: Finding Inspiration

May 13, 2016

HDS doctoral candidate Cori Tucker-Price talks about the support she's received from her parents and teachers and how she plans to use the skills she's acquired at HDS to give back to others. 

Mushfiqur Rahman Chowdhury

Humans of HDS: Potpourri Identity

May 5, 2016

Mushfiqur Rahman Chowdhury is studying religion, ethics, and politics at HDS. He has a passion for peacebuilding, and last summer he worked as a counselor for Seeds of Peace, helping Jewish and Muslim youth engage in interfaith dialogue, healing, and peace practices.

Sana Saeed

Humans of HDS: Faith and Religious Identity

April 26, 2016

HDS student Sana Saeed grew up in England and has lived in the United States, Pakistan, and Japan, where she centered her research on peacebuilding and religious freedom. Sana is passionate about community organizing and working with youth.