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EDUCATION

Ph.D in Philosophical and Theological Studies in Religion, (Expected: May 2021)
Graduate Division of Religion, Drew University, Madison, NJ
Adviser: Catherine Keller, Ph.D

M.A. in Theological Studies (concentration in Religion and Ecology), May 2017
Drew University, Madison, NJ
Thesis: “Ground of Becoming: An Eartheology”

B.A. in Biblical Studies, with Honors, May 2015
Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA
Summa Cum Laude

B.A. in Spanish, with Honors, May 2015
Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA
Summa Cum Laude

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Journal Articles

“Promiscuous πορναι…: A Queer, Imperial-Critical Analysis of Revelation and Rap.” Biblical Interpretation 27 (2019): 130-149.

“Dark Hope: Notes on Uncertain Futures.” Literature and Theology (Forthcoming Fall 2019).

Web-Based Publications

“When the Well Runs Dry and Jesus Isn’t Born…” Watershed Discipleship. February 2, 2019. https://watersheddiscipleship.org/2019/02/02/when-the-well-dries-up-and-jesus-isnt-born/

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Program Coordinator, Partnership for Religion and Education in Prisons (PREP), Drew University, Madison, NJ, Spring 2017-Present.

Teacher’s Assistant, Immigration Justice and Theology, Drew University, Spring 2018.

Teacher’s Assistant, Immigration Justice and Theology Immersion Trip (AZ & NM), Drew University, Summer 2018.

Instructor, “Speaking of Politics & Religion: A Reading Group on Justice,” Stanley Congregational UCC, Chatham, NJ, Summer 2018.

Instructor, “Process Theology,” Stanley Congregational UCC, Chatham, NJ, Spring 2018.

Environmental Justice Instructor (experiential learning trip to Harlan, KY, USA), Drew University, Spring 2017 and Spring 2018.

Instructor, “Eco-Hermeneutics,” Stanley Congregational UCC, Chatham, NJ, Fall 2017.

Tutor, Breakaway Prep, Spring 2016-Present.

Instructor, Study of “Book of Revelation,” Stanley Congregational UCC, Chatham, NJ, Spring 2016.

Teacher’s Assistant, Cross-Cultural Theological Studies Trip: Colombia, Drew University, Summer 2016.

Teacher’s Assistant, Cross-Cultural Theological Studies Pre-Departure: Colombia, Drew University, Spring 2016.

Teacher’s Assistant, Hebrew Bible, Azusa Pacific University, Spring 2014.

Spanish Language Tutor, Azusa Pacific University, Fall 2013.

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS and PAPERS

“Wor(l)d Made Flesh: Political Theology, Climate Change, and Good-Enough Narratives.” Presented at the Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium (TTC) at Drew University, Madison, NJ, March 29, 2019.

“Fertile Grund: Rematerializing Tillich’s Ground as Soil.” Presented and workshopped in the North American Paul Tillich Society (NAPTS) section of the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR), Denver, CO, November 16, 2018.

“Fluid Ethics: Water as Source and Symbol for Ethical Reimagination.” Presented at Graduate Conference in Religion & Ecology (GCRE): Ethos, Ethics, and the Environment, New Haven, CT, April 21, 2018.

“Nesting: Process Philosophy, the Home, and an Ethics of Co/inhabitation.” Presented in the Society of the Study of Process Philosophies (SSPP) section at the American Philosophical Association (APA) Central Division Meeting, Chicago, IL, February 24, 2018.

“Fertile Grund: Tillichian Ground Rematerialized as Soil.” Presented at Graduate Conference in Religion & Ecology (GCRE): Ethos, Ethics, and the Environment, New Haven, CT, April 21, 2017.

“Common Home, Common Water, Common Good: A Fluid Ethics.” Presented in the “Special Session: Comparative Religion and Ecology “ at the annual meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Academy of Religion (AAR), New Brunswick, NJ, March 17, 2017

“Catastrophe Then and Now: Mark 5 and Hurricane Floyd.” Presented in the “Reading, Theory, and the Bible” section at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), San Antonio, TX, November 21, 2016.

“Revelation and Rap: An Imperial-Critical Analysis.” Presented in the “NT Johannine Writings and Revelation” section at the annual meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), New Brunswick, NJ, March 11, 2016.

RESEARCH and TRANSLATION EXPERIENCE

Research Assistant, GreenFaith’s “Religious Statements on Environmental Issues” Archive Report, Spring 2018.

Research Assistant, Green Seminary Initiative’s “Religion and Ecology Syllabi” Archive Project, Fall 2017.

Research Assistant and Editor, Azusa Pacific University’s Dead Sea Scrolls Project, Fall 2014-Spring 2015.

Translator of Psychological Study (“The imagination inflation effect is moderated by the language bilinguals use to imagine events”), English to Spanish, Dr. Benjamin Marsh, Azusa Pacific University, (Fall 2016).

PANELS

Respondent, “The Age of Revolt” with Chris Hedges (Truthdig), Claremont United Church of Christ, Claremont, CA, March 22, 2015.

HONORS AND AWARDS

North America Paul Tillich Society (NAPTS) Graduate Fellow, NAPTS, 2018

The Graduate Student Community Action Award, Drew University, 2017-2018.

Robert F. Streetman Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper, Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Academy of Religion, Spring 2017.

Mary Louise Maser and Frederick E. Maser Scholarship, Drew University, 2016-2017.

Seminarian Scholarship, Claremont United Church of Christ, 2015-2017.

Senior of the Year—Biblical Studies, Azusa Pacific University, 2015.

Senior of the Year—Spanish, Azusa Pacific University, 2015.

Dean’s List, Azusa Pacific University, consecutively Fall 2011-Spring 2015.

President’s Scholarship, Azusa Pacific University, 2011-2015.

Trustee’s Finalist Award, Azusa Pacific University, 2011-2015.

Honor’s College Scholarship, Azusa Pacific University, 2011-2015.

Pew College Society Scholarship, Azusa Pacific University, 2014.

ACADEMIC PROGRAM INVOLVEMENT

Partnership for Religion and Education in Prisons (PREP), Drew University, Fall 2015-Present.

Latin American Studies Program, San José, Costa Rica, Spring 2013.

High Sierra Humanities Program, Azusa Pacific University, Spring 2012.

ACADEMIC MEMBERSHIPS

American Academy of Religion (AAR).

Society of Biblical Literature (SBL).

American Philosophical Association (APA).

Sigma Delta Pi, National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society.

Pew College Society, Azusa Pacific University.

MINISTRY EXPERIENCE

Research Consultant, Stanley Congregational UCC Church, Chatham, NJ, Summer 2018.

Guest Preacher, Stanley Congregational UCC Church, Chatham, NJ, Spring 2017-Present.

Pastoral Intern, Stanley Congregational UCC Church, Chatham, NJ, Spring 2016.

Chapel Assistant, Office of Chapel Programs, Azusa Pacific University, Sept 2014-May 2015.

Spiritual Life Mentor, High Sierra Program, Azusa Pacific University, Jan 2012-May 2012.

Camp Coordinator/Counselor, SAMBICA Christian Camp, Bellevue, WA, May 2012-Aug 2012.

Resident Assistant, Azusa Pacific University, Jan 2012-May 2012.

Living Area Spiritual Counselor, Azusa Pacific University, Sept 2011-Dec 2011.

High School Ministry Volunteer, Coast Hills Community Church, May 2011-Sept 2011.

Junior High Ministry Volunteer, Coast Hills Community Church, May 2010-May 2011.

FORMAL LANGUAGE TRAINING

Spanish (Castellano), fluent.

French, proficient (reading)

Biblical Hebrew, proficient-advanced.

Biblical Greek, basic-proficient.

(Biblical) Aramaic, basic-proficient.

 

REFERENCES

Catherine Keller, Ph.D, Professor, ckeller@drew.edu

Laurel Kearns, Ph.D, Professor, lkearns@drew.edu

Kenneth Ngwa, Ph.D, Professor, kngwa@drew.edu

Jesse Mann, Ph.D, Professor and Theological Librarian, jmann@drew.edu

Aram Mitchel, MA, Executive Director of Renewal in the Wilderness, aram.mitchell@gmail.com

Updated: October 23, 2018.