“My name is Brittany Rivera and I am a Junior at King. I’m from St. Thomas, USVI and I am majoring in English: Writing. This is my third semester being a TA and I really do have a lot of fun with it. In my free time I like to draw, read, or I just spend some time online talking to friends and watching videos.”
We are very fortunate to have Brittany with us now for the 3rd semester. She’s smart, competent, and knows exactly what to do and how to help our students. Many days she is taking a second group because another TA is out for the day, and she pulls it off with no problems. Thank you, Brittany, for all you do for us and King.
“I transferred to King because I wanted smaller class sizes and to have professors who knew me personally. When I transferred I immediately felt like I belonged and that my voice mattered. I really found my voice in my theology courses while simultaneously exercising my creativity in my theatre practicum. My love for academic theology that sparked at King led me to get my Master of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary. I stayed another year to earn my Master of Arts in Practical Theology which allowed me to explore creativity in worship and liturgy. Now I am using my theological education and passion for creativity to write. My book of liturgy, “Breath for the Breathless: Liturgy for Life’s Difficult Seasons” was published by Wipf and Stock last month. I have also published articles with Fidelia Magazine and Unbound: An Interactive Journal of Christian Social Justice. If I had not transferred to King where my professors were invested in my education and my future, I don’t think I would have pursued seminary education and have found my voice to write. For young people who are entering adulthood, they need to feel important and validated to propel them toward their goals. King did that for me.”
Glory was a smart and multi-talented student. And she’s already written her first book. We are grateful that Glory chose to study with us at King, and we look forward to all the good and great things she will do.
“Hello! My name is Amanda Meadows and I am from Bristol, Tennessee! I am a sophomore at King and I am working towards a major in Biology with a minor in Mathematics. This is my first semester as a Religion TA, but I am absolutely loving the opportunity to help guide my fellow peers through this class and to teach them to think critically! I am also a Chemistry Lab TA, Biology Administrative Assistant, and I hold a management position at my job outside of school. I have always loved the academic aspect of school, so I have been on the President’s List for the past two semesters. In what little free time I have, I enjoy going to church, listening to music, hanging out with my family and friends, and working retail! One of my passions in life is helping those around me, so I hope to one day obtain my doctorate degree and become a Geneticist or an Anesthesiologist. I am very thankful for the role professors and student at King have played so far in my life, and I am excited to see what these next 2 years hold!!”
We are so grateful for Amanda’s work with her students this year in Foundations. And I love it when our future scientists are teaching in a religion class like this. She is smart, rigorous, and caring. Thank you, Amanda, for all you do in spite of being busy and competent with many other things.