Wed 9/21 • 4:15PM - 5:15PM PDT
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AUDIENCE: New Graduate Students Who Identify as Spiritual*
*Actively practicing a religion, faith, or spiritual tradition; Agnostic but interested in engaging in personal conversations about faith and religion/being involved in a spiritual community
DESCRIPTION: Come get to know your fellow spiritual graduate students! Make new friends, ask experienced spiritual graduate students your questions, and have a good time.
Gabriela Perez, Chicana/o and Central American Studies
Gabby comes to UCLA with a BA in Religious Studies from UC RIverside and a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School. She is now a rising second year in the Chicana/o and Central American Studies doctoral program where she focuses on the religious dimension of Chicanx life in the United States during the 20th century. Currently, she is working with a group of graduate students on creating an interfaith/interreligious community for graduate students at UCLA.
Letty Treviño, 7th year Ph.D. Student in Spanish & Portuguese
Letty Trevino, 7th year PhD in Spanish & Portuguese, spiritual/pagan practices. Raised Catholic but left the religion during puberty. I explored multiple religions throughout high school and was a practicing Wiccan for 2 years before I decided I didn't feel comfortable practicing any religion. After a friend read my tarot a year ago I felt like I had come home in a way I hadn't felt in years and have been exploring my spirituality with a mixture of Pagan and Mexican spiritual practices over the last year.
Madison Felman-Panagotacos, 7th-year Ph.D. Candidate in Spanish & Portuguese
Madison is a Fulbright-Hays scholar and doctoral candidate in Hispanic Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she received an MA in Spanish. She lives in the Los Angeles area with her two dogs, Mochi and Possum. Her areas of research center on the cultural production of twentieth- and twenty-first-century Mexico and Argentina, and focus on studies of feminist social movements, maternity and non-patriarchal parenthood, and abortion rights.
Rahma Junaidean, 2nd year Masters in Social Welfare Student
Rahma Junaidean is a second year MSW student in the Luskin School of Public Affairs. She’s Muslim California native, born and raised in Torrance. She completed her bachelors at UCLA in Gender Studies, where she began to work closely with the Beautiful Minds Project a Muslim Mental Health organization established on campus in 2016. She has continued working within the Muslim community in the greater Los Angeles area since undergrad specifically focusing in destigmatizing mental health, and educational outreach. Among her interests are Trader Joes, National Parks and all things coffee.