Alumni Stories

HDS alumni embark on careers as varied as the students themselves. As ministers, faculty, physicians, social workers, public policy experts, and many other fields, they take into their professional lives the unique experiences they had as students.

To Hear the Cries of the World

Karen Tse, MDiv '00Karen Tse, MDiv '00, does all she can to enforce due process rights and to eliminate the use of torture by law enforcement around the world.

A Harvard to Make Du Bois Nod Yes

John Silvanus Wilson, MTS '81The former president of Morehouse College, John Silvanus Wilson, MTS ’81, leads Harvard's Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging and ensures its enduring impact.

Seeking Justice for Migrants

Abel Rodriguez, MTS ’04Abel Rodriguez, MTS ’04, says it was at HDS that he learned to blend scholarship with activism and to ground everything he does in an ethical framework.

Fighting the Alt-Right

Jalane Schmidt, MDiv ’96, AM ’05, PhD ’05As an activist, Jalane Schmidt, MDiv ’96, AM ’05, PhD ’05, puts her principles and body on the line to challenge white supremacy and work for justice.