Editor’s Note: It’s been a busy first few weeks of the term here at HDS as we lead tours around campus, pack boxes for our traveling HDS representatives, and keep track of the many classes available for prospective students to visit, but we’d like to take some time to introduce you all to the Office of Admissions’ new Graduate Assistants.
Tessa Steinert Evoy (MTS 2020) Hello, great to digitally meet you all. My name is Tessa and I am a second year Graduate Assistant and Masters of Theological Studies candidate. 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. Before coming to HDS, I taught eighth-grade American History and ninth-grade English as well as worked in secondary school admissions. At HDS I am a second-year MTS candidate focusing on Religion, Ethics, and Politics, and more specifically the ways religion is taught in schools. Along with being a Graduate Assistant, I work as a research assistant for the Religious Literacy Project building curriculum for an upcoming documentary. 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!
Julia Reimann (MDiv 2022) Hello! My name is Julia and I am so happy to be joining the HDS Admissions team as a Graduate Assistant this year! I grew up in the Twin Cities of Minnesota before graduating from Luther College (Decorah, IA) in 2016 with a double major in Religion & Music. The year after I graduated I lived in Alor Setar, Malaysia and worked as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) in a secondary school. When the grant ended, I returned to Minnesota and worked as the Volunteer Coordinator/Academic Assistant at Centro Guadalupano, a nonprofit which offers educational programs to immigrant and refugee families in the greater Minneapolis area. At HDS, I am a first-year MDiv candidate interested in pursuing both chaplaincy and interreligious nonprofit work in the future. On campus, you can find me singing with the HDS choir, listening to any and all live music both on- and off-campus or enjoying Community Tea. I look forward to getting to know you all this year!
Kate Hoeting (MTS 2021) I’m a first year MTS student, and I couldn’t be more excited to join the HDS Admissions team this year! I come from the great state of Minnesota, where I graduated last year with a BA in Religion from Carleton College. At HDS, I hope to continue my research on the ways that nonreligious people engage with religious ritual, especially pilgrimage, to craft their unique identities. For my undergraduate thesis, I walked el Camino de Santiago—a Catholic pilgrimage in Spain—and spoke with nonreligious people about their reasons for walking. Outside of research, I also like to hike for fun, and I spent the last summer working as a pie baker in Glacier National Park. I’m also an avid banjo player and bullet journal enthusiast.
We can’t wait to get to know you all as we head into the 2019-2020 school year! If you have any questions about HDS or the application process, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org, and you’ll get a response from one of us. Hope to see you in a campus visit!