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Alumni

Meet a Few of Our Alumni

Katie Kimble: After graduating from Pacific in 2005 Katie completed her M.A. in Religious Studies from the University of California, Riverside. She then moved to New Hampshire and in 2009 began working at The Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston, drawing on her study of contemporary American spirituality and 19th century spiritual movements.

She was soon promoted from Operations Coordinator to Visitor Services Manager. Katie said, "I have been greatly enjoying my career in public education about religion. Our archives are a great resource for all things pertaining to the beginnings of the Christian Science movement, and its contemporary activities."

Writing to her professors at Pacific and UC Riverside, Katie stated, "I received so much more than book knowledge from each of you, and I appreciate the opportunities I have been afforded as a result."

Sadie StoneSadie Stone: Sadie was selected as the "Outstanding Senior" for Religious Studies in 2007, graduating summa cum laude. She graduated from Yale Divinity School, where she managed to meet the challenge of completing her studies while having twins!  She is now co-pastor of First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto.

Lloyd BarbaLloyd Barba: A double-major in History and Religious Studies, Lloyd has graduated in 2010 and will attend the Ph.D. program in American Culture at the University of Michigan fully funded. He also received a fellowship from Phi Alpha Theta, the history honor society. Lloyd recently was accepted to present his research on the Pentecostal movement at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). He is pictured here with Dr. Carrie Schroeder.

 

 

Tatiana Forero Puerta

Tatiana Forero Puerta: Tatiana is the Founder and Director of OmWellness, a holistic nutrition training program in New York City.

Tatiana has studied Religion and Philosophy at Pacific, Stanford University and New York University, and she holds various degrees in these fields. She has studied nutrition and the human body, especially in the context of historical religious healing practices. Her love for nutrition and holistic living stems from her ongoing study of yoga, philosophy and South American indigenous traditions.

Tatiana has written pieces for New York Spirit Magazine, Assisi Literary Journal, Religion and Psychology Research, and JOY: The Journal of Yoga.

Jessica Grimes: After receiving her bachelor's degree in English and Religious Studies in 2002 from the University of the Pacific, Jessica attended Yale Divinity School and received an M.A.R. (Master of Arts in Religion and Literature) in 2004. She is now an associate professor of English at Taft College in California. Jessica plans to apply to a doctoral program in the near future. A published article written by Jessica may be accessed at this link.

Joy Remy (pen name: Joy Marchand): Joy writes fiction and poetry, but also works as a medical writing associate for Dyax Corporation, a biotech company in Cambridge, MA. About the latter she says, "My interviewers were very impressed with my degree and felt that a background in Greek and Latin was perfectly appropriate for an apprentice medical writer." Joy names several faculty members who "gave me a lot of extra support during my studies."