I was raised near Birmingham, Alabama, where I first grasped at the mystery of human experience and the beauty of devotion to a higher cause. I spent four meaningful years at The University of Mississippi, earning a BA in Religious Studies with minors in Biology and Chemistry. My undergraduate research exploring the gendered world of ancient medicine was published by the Journal of Theta Alpha Kappa, and my senior thesis utilized a case study analysis to demonstrate the impact of western masculinity upon historical Jesus studies. Since my graduation from University, I have been teaching science in middle schools and caretaking for individuals with disabilities. As I undertake an MPhil in Health, Medicine, and Society at Cambridge, I hope to deepen my understanding of health systems in order to prepare myself for a career in public health advocacy. I am honored to join the Gates Cambridge community and look forward to a lifetime of listening and learning that might improve the lives of others.
University of Mississippi 2018 B.A. in Religious Studies