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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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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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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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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.

 

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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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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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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Diana Carolina Marin, MDiv '22

Graduate Profile: Diana Carolina Marin, 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

In one of my first weeks at HDS, I heard from Kerry Maloney that we'd embark on the spiritual formation of the curate, the caretaker of souls. I've found, instead, my soul being taken...

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Jesus R Murillo, MTS '22, Courtesy photo

Graduate Profile: Jesus R Murillo, 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 would say over the course of my time at HDS I have grown capable of not only finding but also applying the language necessary to work in the spaces to which I feel called. HDS...

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Gabriela Yarí Pons-Burgos

Graduate Profile: Gabriela Yarí Pons-Burgos, 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

My appreciation for finding and nurturing community has grown. HDS provided the space to form meaningful connections that I anticipate will last many years.

Favorite...

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Graduate Profile: Anne Stetson, MDiv '22

Graduate Profile: Anne Stetson, 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’m a little kinder and my first response to a problem is to foreground spirit, then intellect—a much better order of things!

Memorable Moment...

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Mahayaye Vineetha, MDiv '22

Graduate Profile: Mahayaye Vineetha, 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  

Before coming to HDS, I was not willing to explore and embrace the beauty of diversity. My professors and loving friends at HDS opened my eyes to witness the beauty of...

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Hector Arroyo De La Paz (far right), MTS '22

Graduate Profile: Hector Arroyo De La Paz, 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  

I loved community tea, especially at the start of the school year when it was warm outside and everyone would sit on the lawn in front of Swartz eating, talking, and having a...

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LaMia Cyrus, MTS '22

Graduate Profile: LaMia Cyrus, 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 

Before attending HDS, I had trouble finding my grounding and who I truly wanted to be. But through the community of HDS, being thrown into an unfamiliar city, and finding Boston...

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Sami Manausa, MTS '22

Graduate Profile: Sami Manausa, 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 first week of fall classes of my second year was surreal since it was the first time I could gather in person with the HDS community. After a year on Zoom, it was wonderful...

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Nadia Milad Issa, MTS '22

Graduate Profile: Nadia Milad Issa, 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 grown to become more precise and deepened in my research work!

Memorable Moment

My most memorable moment at the Harvard Divinity School was when my submission, “La misión era sólo rogar por una sanación para el planeta”: Social Media and...

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Lindsay Sanwald

Graduate Profile: Lindsay Sanwald, 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 

Throwing an impromptu Divinity School dance party on the steps of Widener...

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Prince Jenkins, MDiv '22

Graduate Profile: Prince Jenkins, 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 caught my breath here. I have learned how to ebb and flow with great seers, makers, mages, and sages.

I clarified my intentions here. I cleared up some ignorance and gained...

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Ethan Nosanow Levin, MTS '22

Graduate Profile: Ethan Nosanow Levin, 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 most memorable moment for me was a ten-minute discussion about American football with Daniel Boyarin before a lecture on the theology of the male body in Ultra-Orthodox Judaism. It was...

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Nickolas Jacoby Wrobleski, MTS '22

Graduate Profile: Nickolas Jacoby Wrobleski, 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

Since I started at HDS, my passion for the fight for human rights has increased so much. I came to this program prepared to learn, and I’m leaving prepared to rise by lifting others....

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