Posted on February 5, 2024
Class of 2023
- What are you up to now?
I serve as an AmeriCorps Lead for North Carolina Fellow at UNC School of Government, where I support local governments across North Carolina through my work in finance.
- What was your favorite part about the Religious Studies Department?
I loved taking courses in UNCG’s Religious Studies department because of the broad range of class topics that I was able to choose from. Because each of the REL professors specialized in a different subject area and brough different experiences to their classrooms, I was able to gain such a wide breadth of knowledge in any area of my choosing. Whether you’re pursuing a career in divinity or simply exploring the study of religion out of curiosity, you have the opportunity to personalize your experience within the department.
- Are there are ways in which Religious Studies helps you do what you do now?
My education in religious studies has helped me become a better public servant. Because of the impact that government has on policy and community engagement, I believe it is not only important, but necessary, for anyone considering work in governance to have a certain level of cultural competency. What I learned in my Religious Studies classes at UNCG helps me in the work I do almost every day!