Major Interests: I am a 2016 Temple University Graduate of Distinction earning a B.A. in Religion with a minor in Psychology. My undergraduate work covered topics such as gender and hermeneutical analysis of religious texts. My graduate studies focused on religion’s role in globalization and its influence on political relationships between vastly different cultures. I am particularly interested in Japan and spent my final undergraduate semester living in Tokyo, where I met and interviewed several Shinto priests for a Japan Times article.