Religious Studies - Student Spotlight
Major: Religious Studies
"As the daughter of a clergyman, I grew up with many questions about my religion and came to Fairfield for some answers. I have found here just what I was looking for - an open-minded institution with a broad range of course offerings in my major. Taking 'Buddhism' with Dr. Davidson alongside a 'Liberation Theology' course with Dr. Lakeland has helped me see that there's a certain underlying similarity to all religions. In 'Voices of Medieval Women' with Dr. Dreyer, I discovered how pieces of history have shaped the women of my religion before me. In addition, my studies have been enriched by the many opportunities I have here at Fairfield to explore who I am - the Ignatian Residential College, Eucharistic Ministry, the improvisational group On the Spot, Theatre Fairfield, and the Glee Club and Chamber Singers. As a Religious studies major at Fairfield, I am moving forward with a clearer sense of myself, along with an appreciation of the truth that most religions share the objective of making the world a better place."