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Vanessa Zoltan
Co-Host

Vanessa Zoltan is a research assistant at Harvard Divinity School. She graduated with her BA in English Literature and Writing from Washington University in St. Louis, her  MS in Nonprofit Management from the University of Pennsylvania and her MDiv from Harvard Divinity School in 2015. She is working on a book about treating Jane Eyre as a sacred text. Her work with Jane Eyre and Harry Potter has been written about in The New York Times and covered on CNN. Vanessa blogs for the Huffington Post. She lives with 24 Harvard freshmen and her dog, in Cambridge, MA..


Casper ter Kuile
Co-Host

Casper ter Kuile is building a world of joyful belonging. He is a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School and a Fellow at On Being. Casper is the co-author of How We Gather, a cultural map of Millennial communities, and the co-founder of the UK Youth Climate Coalition and Campaign Bootcamp. He's a graduate of Harvard’s Divinity and Kennedy Schools and training to be a minister for non-religious people. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Boston Globe and on NPR.  He lives in Cambridge, MA. with his husband Sean.


Ariana Nedelman
Producer

Ariana Nedelman is a former Associate Producer at Pemberley Digital, where she helped produce an Emmy Award winning adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma. She also worked as the Social Media Manager at PBS Digital Studios, where she focused on building engaged audiences around educational programming. Her love of and interest in meaning-making communities has taken her from literary fandoms to religion, and she is currently pursuing an MDiv at Harvard Divinity School.


Jenn Stark
Social Media Coordinator

Jenn Stark is an educator and linguist, a world-traveler and a Ravenclaw prefect. She graduated from Southeastern University with a BA in English Literature and a minor in World Religions. Her graduate research at the University of Central Florida, which examines the TEFL industry as a form of neocolonialism, was recently published. Jenn has traveled to fifteen countries and has been privileged to teach in Mexico, Russia, Kenya, and Japan. The themes of intersectionality, diversity, and inclusion are at the center of her work and cultivating conversation around them are her passion. Jenn lives in Boston where she serves as a community organizer and social justice activist.