Hi everyone! My name is Mikaela and I am both a second year MTS student, and a second year Graduate Assistant in the Office of Admissions. This year, our office is fortunate to welcome two new, wonderful Graduate Assistants, Natalie Solis and Tessa Evoy who are here to help you navigate the application and discernment process. If you call, email, or visit HDS this year, you will likely talk to one or more of us. Because we think it is important for all of you to know who we are, we’ve including short introductions below.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Natalie Solis is in the MTS program concentrating in Religions of the Americas. She graduated from the University of Southern California in May 2018 as a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow with a major in Religion and minor in Latin American Studies. Her research interests are in U.S. Latinx and Latin American culture and art as these intersect with religion and spirituality. A DivEx alum, she is delighted to work in the HDS Office of Admissions.
Hello, great to digitally meet you all, my name is Tessa. I grew up in the Boston area and London, England before graduating from Boston University in 2015 with BA in History, focusing on the intersections of literary movements and contemporary American history. I spent the last three-years teaching eighth-grade American History and ninth-grade English as well as working in secondary school admissions. At HDS I am a first-year MTS candidate focusing on Religion, Ethics, and Politics. When I am not in the Admissions Office or class, you can find me at Community Tea on Tuesdays or Rock Café any other time eating some of the delicious food on campus. I look forward to getting to know you all this fall!
My name is Mikaela and I am a second year MTS student in the process of changing my area of focus from Buddhist Studies to Religion and the Social Sciences. Academically, I am interested in cultural/human geography as well as environmental anthropology and environmental education. Completing my first year of graduate school at HDS has transformed me in almost every way, and I am looking forward to another year of growth and adventure in the classroom, in the Admissions Office, and in the greater Boston community.