by Kat Woodard, MDiv ’25
Kat Woodard, she/her, MDiv ’25
Kat is a first-year MDiv student considering higher education chaplaincy. More broadly, she is interested in studying the cultural impacts of religious education and the relationship between spirituality and psychology. Although Kat originally hails from Nashville, TN, she now lives right on the Cambridge/Somerville line with her two wonderful roommates, Cecily (MTS ’24) and Zac. When she’s not in class or hanging out in the HDS Commons, you can find Kat riding around town on her skateboard, attempting to make some sort of craft, or going for a run.
Maggie Helmick, she/her, MTS ’23
Maggie is a second-year MTS student at HDS with an area of focus in Comparative Religion. Her primary academic interest is exploring the role religion plays in human relationships to the natural world, particularly regarding religious expressions of environmental stewardship. Maggie lives in Cambridge with her partner, Bailey, and dog, Harry. In her free time, Maggie enjoys cooking, baking, skiing, hiking, and spending time with the people she loves.
Nicole Collins, she/her, MTS ’24
Nicole Collins is a first-year MTS student at HDS. She plans to focus on Jewish studies and philosophy of religion with an emphasis on the intersection of transness and religious conversion. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching movies (Metropolitan is a recent favorite!), and riding public transportation.
Samirah Jaigirdar, she/her, MTS ’24
Samirah is a first-year MTS student, focusing on religion, ethics, and politics. She is from Dhaka, Bangladesh and is interested in studying religious extremism, terrorism, and radicalization. She is also a research associate for the Harvard Pluralism Project. In her free time, Samirah loves to cook, read, and watch documentaries!