Why did you major in Religious Studies?
I was interested in medieval Christianity.
What was your senior thesis?
"An Invisible Leader and Friend: Negotiating Expectations of the Dead Holy Man through Saint Martin and Medieval Tours" ; I loved spending a long time immersed in a single project- it was my first intro to real independent research!
Where are you today, and how has your degree in Religious Studies shaped your future path?
I'm a PhD student at Northwestern in medieval History. I wouldn't have known I was interested in the field without the research I started at Stanford!
Why should students today consider Religious Studies today?
Not sure how the department has changed since I graduated, but it is fascinating to learn about different cultures through their religions.