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The Fellows

Marco Painter

Marco Painter

He/him/his

You can find me in Bradenton, FL or Ithaca, NY!

The world I’m trying to co-create looks like one where all faiths and beliefs are respected and met with curiosity and understanding. 

Nijha Young

Nijha Young

She/her/hers

Places I call home: Long Island, my bedroom, African-Latino Society Room/Muller Chapel at IC 

  • I want to be an interfaith leader to gain a better understanding of what religion/spirituality are and what they mean to myself and other individuals. I would like to have conversations around faith that help dismiss the taboos and stigmas around discussing and learning about religion.   
  • I work for the common good because everyone deserves to feel comfortable living in their authenticity and to have their humanity respected.
  • The world I want to co-create looks just and boundless. People are able to believe, live and love as they wish as long as they cause no harm to themselves or others.

Rachael Geary

Rachael Geary

She/they

I'm from Oley, Pennsylvania.

I want to be an interfaith leader because I believe that working with students with multiple religious identities allows for a more holistic approach of how our world functions with the intersectionalities of these identities. I believe this idea works for the common good because it strives to co-create a world that values acceptance, understanding, and collaboration of people with different identities from oneself.

Makiyah Adams

Makiyah Adams

She/her/hers

Places I call home: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; everywhere that family resides

  • I want to be an interfaith leader because I believe that I have a lot to learn and it is my responsibility as a global citizen to learn it. 
  • I work for the common good by operating with care in all endeavors. 
  • The world that I want to co-create is one of liberation through empathy. 

Helen Reyes

Helen Reyes

She/her/hers

A few places that I call home are: my home/NYC (Brooklyn & Manhattan especially), my church, my high school, and my aunt's house.

  • I want to be an interfaith leader because I believe that it is important for religions to be accepting of one another in a healthy and safe way that allows everyone to express what they believe in. 
  • The world I want to co-create is filled with empathy and looking out for one another. 

Jalen Lisbon

Jalen Lisbon

He/him/his

Queens, NY

I dream of being a citizen in a community practicing tender compassion, faithfulness, hospitality, and thoughtful advocacy for each of its neighbors. I'm inspired by the way religious leaders of various traditions have come together in the past and the present to turn their spiritual contemplation into action to realize a more just and merciful world.

Sydney Burlingame

Sydney Burlingame

She/her/hers 

Places I call home: Westchester, NY and Ithaca!!!

  • I want to be an interfaith leader because I want to be a voice for people who can’t be a voice for themselves, and I always want to learn more. 
  • I work for the common good by always respecting and wanting to learn about others and their personal spiritual/religious lives. 
  • The world I want to co-create looks like a world full of open minds and hearts and to be accepting of all, and most of all appreciate everyone for what they can bring to this world. 

Gabe Levin

Gabe Levin

He/him/his

Maplewood, New Jersey

I want to be an interfaith leader because I want to learn from and collaborate with people who are full of compassion in order to work towards creating a world where we take care of one another and the planet for no reason other than Love.

Mike Samse

Mike Samse

Bio is forthcoming.

Kanu Agarwal

Kanu Agarwal

Bio is forthcoming.