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Graduate Student Profile: Saqib T. Qureshi, MTS '22

May 17, 2022

HDS communications reached out to our 2022 graduating students to hear from them in their own words about their experiences at HDS, the people who've helped and inspired them along their grad school journeys, and their plans for the future.

How I've Changed

To attend a divinity school like HDS is a very unique and fortunate experience. Putting together a cohort of individuals from all walks of life, as well as many diverse religious and non-religious traditions, giving them a space to be in communion – interacting with each other, speaking...

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Tom Sullivan, MTS '22

Graduate Profile: Tom Sullivan, MTS '22

May 16, 2022

HDS communications reached out to our 2022 graduating students to hear from them in their own words about their experiences at HDS, the people who've helped and inspired them along their grad school journeys, and their plans for the future.

How I've Changed 

Coming into HDS at the beginning, I think that I was overly ardent to “prove my worth.” The loneliness of the pandemic and the isolation of screens made it difficult...

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Graduate Profile: Nicholas Scrimenti, MDiv '22

Graduate Profile: Nicholas Scrimenti, MDiv '22

May 16, 2022

HDS communications reached out to our 2022 graduating students to hear from them in their own words about their experiences at HDS, the people who've helped and inspired them along their grad school journeys, and their plans for the future.

How I've Changed

HDS made me a more capacious thinker, a more effective communicator, and a more compassionate presence to those I serve.

Memorable Moment 

My...

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Julia Gail Reimann, MDiv '22

Graduate Profile: Julia Gail Reimann, MDiv '22

May 16, 2022

HDS communications reached out to our 2022 graduating students to hear from them in their own words about their experiences at HDS, the people who've helped and inspired them along their grad school journeys, and their plans for the future.

Favorite Class or Professor 

One of my favorite classes at HDS was “Women and Gender in U.S. Catholicism” with Professor Monica Mercado, a visiting WSRP professor. I took this class my very first...

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Maya Christine James, MTS '22

Graduate Profile: Maya Christine James, MTS '22

May 16, 2022

HDS communications reached out to our 2022 graduating students to hear from them in their own words about their experiences at HDS, the people who've helped and inspired them along their grad school journeys, and their plans for the future.

How I've Changed 

I'd probably say ontology, praxis, and difficult conversations more than any other person I know.
Jokes aside, I have come to appreciate the nuances of worldviews that create our...

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Graduate Profile: Amanda Wibben, MTS '22

Graduate Profile: Amanda Wibben, MTS '22

May 16, 2022

HDS communications reached out to our 2022 graduating students to hear from them in their own words about their experiences at HDS, the people who've helped and inspired them along their grad school journeys, and their plans for the future.

How I've Changed

2020 was the start of so much chaos in conjunction with immense self-reflection and discovery. During my time at HDS, I have learned more about myself, my identity, history, and...

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Graduate Profile: Susan Wolf Ditkoff, MTS '22

Graduate Profile: Susan Wolf Ditkoff, MTS '22

May 16, 2022

HDS communications reached out to our 2022 graduating students to hear from them in their own words about their experiences at HDS, the people who've helped and inspired them along their grad school journeys, and their plans for the future.

How I've Changed

After I graduated from Harvard Business School, I spent about 20 years working directly with philanthropists to help them identify and donate money to promising equity and justice causes....

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Molly Silverstein, MDiv '22

Graduate Profile: Molly Silverstein, MDiv '22

May 16, 2022

HDS communications reached out to our 2022 graduating students to hear from them in their own words about their experiences at HDS, the people who've helped and inspired them along their grad school journeys, and their plans for the future.

Memorable Moment

I will always remember helping to build and decorate the HDS sukkah this year, a worthwhile comedy of errors that led to beautiful evenings shared with friends under a crisp September sky.

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Lóre Stevens, MDiv '22

Graduate Profile: Lóre Stevens, MDiv '22

May 16, 2022

HDS communications reached out to our 2022 graduating students to hear from them in their own words about their experiences at HDS, the people who've helped and inspired them along their grad school journeys, and their plans for the future.

How I've Changed 

I know how to survive a plague.

Memorable Moment 

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AJ Faris, MTS '22

Graduate Profiles: AJ Faris, MTS '22

May 16, 2022

HDS communications reached out to our 2022 graduating students to hear from them in their own words about their experiences at HDS, the people who've helped and inspired them along their grad school journeys, and their plans for the future.

How I've Changed

I've gotten to know a lot of really incredible people and learned a lot about my own perspective and methodologies of religious studies scholarship.

Memorable Moment...

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Mary Perez, MDiv '22

Graduate Profile: Mary Perez, MDiv '22

May 16, 2022

HDS communications reached out to our 2022 graduating students to hear from them in their own words about their experiences at HDS, the people who've helped and inspired them along their grad school journeys, and their plans for the future.

Memorable Moment 

I have many precious memories of playing and singing with my friends in our band, Divine Intervention. It has been a gift to make music together and offer our music to the HDS...

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Cody Hooks, MDiv '22, Courtesy photo

Graduate Profile: Cody Hooks, MDiv '22

May 16, 2022

HDS communications reached out to our 2022 graduating students to hear from them in their own words about their experiences at HDS, the people who've helped and inspired them along their grad school journeys, and their plans for the future.

How I've Changed 

The changes that have happened for me over these last three years (through the program and the pandemic) feel like those that happen to a riverbank during a big flood. It recreates...

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Carolyn Elizabeth Beard, MDiv '22

Graduate Profile: Carolyn Elizabeth Beard, MDiv '22

May 16, 2022

HDS communications reached out to our 2022 graduating students to hear from them in their own words about their experiences at HDS, the people who've helped and inspired them along their grad school journeys, and their plans for the future.

How I've Changed

My time at HDS has seen my development as a scholar, minister, and person of faith. I am particularly grateful for those I have met here at HDS, friends and mentors, that I trust will be...

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Muhammad Souman Elah, MTS '22

Graduate Profile: Muhammad Souman Elah, MTS '22

May 16, 2022

HDS communications reached out to our 2022 graduating students to hear from them in their own words about their experiences at HDS, the people who've helped and inspired them along their grad school journeys, and their plans for the future.

How I've Changed

I think after having met so many interesting people at HDS coming from diverse backgrounds, I have become more empathetic.

Memorable Moment

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Alex Baskin, MDiv '22

Graduate Profile: Alex Baskin, MDiv '22

May 16, 2022

HDS communications reached out to our 2022 graduating students to hear from them in their own words about their experiences at HDS, the people who've helped and inspired them along their grad school journeys, and their plans for the future.

Message of Thanks 

Thank you to Professor Charlie Hallisey for teaching me how to read and for letting me play.

Thank you to Professor Saul Zaritt (FAS) for teaching me a way to be...

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Win Htet Kyaw, MTS '22

Graduate Profile: Win Htet Kyaw, MTS '22

May 16, 2022

HDS communications reached out to our 2022 graduating students to hear from them in their own words about their experiences at HDS, the people who've helped and inspired them along their grad school journeys, and their plans for the future.

How I've Changed 

One thing that hasn’t changed since my undergrad days is taking more classes than I can handle every semester. But since starting at HDS, I’ve gained a better understanding of myself...

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Emily Ostler, MTS '22

Graduate Profile: Emily Ostler, MTS '22

May 16, 2022

HDS communications reached out to our 2022 graduating students to hear from them in their own words about their experiences at HDS, the people who've helped and inspired them along their grad school journeys, and their plans for the future.

Memorable Moment 

The simple, shared moments of rest on campus stand out most. I cherish afternoons in the garden, talking with classmates as we harvested hops or kale under the sun. I cherish...

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Graduate Profile: Suraiya Ali, MTS '22

Graduate Profile: Suraiya Ali, MTS '22

May 16, 2022

HDS communications reached out to our 2022 graduating students to hear from them in their own words about their experiences at HDS, the people who've helped and inspired them along their grad school journeys, and their plans for the future.

How I've Changed

HDS expanded my ability to contend with the world as a deeply connected, cosmopolitan place. My studies and relationships helped me augment my worldview and my conception of self.

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Alejandra Salemi, MTS '22

Graduate Profile: Alejandra Salemi, MTS '22

May 16, 2022

HDS communications reached out to our 2022 graduating students to hear from them in their own words about their experiences at HDS, the people who've helped and inspired them along their grad school journeys, and their plans for the future.

Memorable Moment

Starting this program in fall 2020 during Zoom school was so incredibly challenging. But even still, during the past two years, both remotely and then eventually in person,...

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Heather Joanne Wakefield, MDiv '22

Graduate Profile: Heather Joanne Wakefield, MDiv '22

May 16, 2022

HDS communications reached out to our 2022 graduating students to hear from them in their own words about their experiences at HDS, the people who've helped and inspired them along their grad school journeys, and their plans for the future.

How I've Changed

I have learned so much at HDS, both from my professors and from my classmates. I feel blessed to have been a student here. I am better able to be a caring presence for those I serve in...

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Graduate Profile: Maisie Luo, MTS '22

Graduate Profile: Maisie Luo, MTS '22

May 16, 2022

HDS communications reached out to our 2022 graduating students to hear from them in their own words about their experiences at HDS, the people who've helped and inspired them along their grad school journeys, and their plans for the future.

How I've Changed

As a painter, I have a clearer sense of what kind of work I want to make that is meaningful to me and timely to the current situation.

Memorable Moment

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Yaseen Hashmi, MDiv '22

Graduate Profile: Yaseen Hashmi, MDiv '22

May 16, 2022

HDS communications reached out to our 2022 graduating students to hear from them in their own words about their experiences at HDS, the people who've helped and inspired them along their grad school journeys, and their plans for the future.

How I've Changed 

I have learned that in most scenarios, rigor and tenderness work better hand-in-hand. Tenderness at the cost of rigor can make a person into a jello with no principles, and...

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Graduate Profile: Katie Dudzik, MDiv '22

Graduate Profile: Katie Dudzik, MDiv '22

May 16, 2022

HDS communications reached out to our 2022 graduating students to hear from them in their own words about their experiences at HDS, the people who've helped and inspired them along their grad school journeys, and their plans for the future.

Message of Thanks

Boundless gratitude to everyone who helped me get here, who believed in me, who pushed me beyond anything I thought possible. And to all the precious beings I met at HDS, thank you! This is for all of my safe havens and secure bases.

 

Timothy Ellis, MDiv '22

Graduate Profile: Timothy Ellis, MDiv '22

May 16, 2022

HDS communications reached out to our 2022 graduating students to hear from them in their own words about their experiences at HDS, the people who've helped and inspired them along their grad school journeys, and their plans for the future.

Memorable Moment 

I worked at Harvard Divinity School Library my first year before the pandemic. Having late night conversations with other student workers, attempting to explain our denominations or...

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Jonathan Ji, MTS '22

Graduate Profile: Jonathan Ji, MTS '22

May 16, 2022

HDS communications reached out to our 2022 graduating students to hear from them in their own words about their experiences at HDS, the people who've helped and inspired them along their grad school journeys, and their plans for the future.

Favorite Class or Professor

I am grateful for the chance to have researched with Professor Mark Jordan, who has been my favorite religious scholar even before coming to HDS. Professor Mark Jordan has taught me to think critically about the world, urged me to pursue my academic and non-academic interests, and...

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Tsering Yangzom Say, MDiv '22

Graduate Profile: Tsering Yangzom Say, MDiv '22

May 16, 2022

HDS communications reached out to our 2022 graduating students to hear from them in their own words about their experiences at HDS, the people who've helped and inspired them along their grad school journeys, and their plans for the future.
 

Message of Thanks 

The list of people who have inspired and carried me through these three years is too long to reproduce here. I can just say I have the deepest gratitude to Dr. Janet...

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Manato Thomas Jansen, MDiv '22

Graduate Profile: Manato Thomas Jansen, MDiv '22

May 16, 2022

HDS communications reached out to our 2022 graduating students to hear from them in their own words about their experiences at HDS, the people who've helped and inspired them along their grad school journeys, and their plans for the future. 

 

Memorable Moment

There are so many memorable moments I'll cherish, but one that gave me so much joy was the weekly Tuesday Morning Eucharist gatherings in the brand new...

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Swati Chauhan, MTS '22

Graduate Profile: Swati Chauhan, MTS '22

May 16, 2022

HDS communications reached out to our 2022 graduating students to hear from them in their own words about their experiences at HDS, the people who've helped and inspired them along their grad school journeys, and their plans for the future.

How I've Changed

I have become accustomed to listening and assessing my assumptions. Lately, I am appreciating the desire to improve myself with every passing day.

Memorable Moment...

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