Meet our Multifaith Fellows!

If you are wondering what a “multifaith” community is, it is a group of people who create spaces for sharing and exploring identities, perspectives, convictions, and practices. At Hearth, {Pause}, or any of the programs of the Multifaith Chaplaincy, you will meet some of these student leaders and many others who bring unique stories and perspectives. These Multifaith Fellows plan all the activities of the Multifaith Chaplaincy, so you will see them around. Below, you can find a few words about what they have found in this community.

Khushi Choudhary ’23 is a psychology and religious studies double major from India. She is an aspiring therapist, a sensitive, empathic, and curious person who is constantly looking for authentic and meaningful conversation and openings for expressions of vulnerability. She’s very excited to answer the big life questions about love, fear, meaning, and happiness that she’s been carrying around in her head through her role as Arts and Spirituality Coordinator. On campus, you can find her silently talking to trees and squirrels with a hot beverage in hand or walking around in the snow with her arms spread.

Yueh Qi Chuah ’22 is a neuroscience major from the other side of the world, Malaysia. An adventurer who travels often between her home, China, and the States, Yueh loves connecting with nature through hiking, kayaking, or just simply lying on the Quad to appreciate the moment. She also loves expressing herself through arts and crafts as a form of self-love. Yueh is super excited to be an interfaith engagement coordinator in the coming year to bring joy and love at Bates!

I found myself in Multifaith. I learned that it’s okay to be different and it’s what makes us who we are. Here, I was able to explore new interests, look at the world through different perspectives, and embrace myself wholeheartedly. It is the trust we have between one another in this safe space that encourages everyone to be themselves.

Dianna Georges ’22 is an environmental studies major from the beautiful, and often underrated,  state of New Jersey. Her passion is to connect activists and organizers on campus working on similar goals, which is incredibly aided by being a Stringfellow fellow. When not working towards world peace, Dianna can be found yelling or napping across campus, planning for Halloween, or bragging that she was on Zoom before Zoom was cool. For the spring semester, Dianna will be frolicking through Iceland learning about climate change, and trying to pet a wild, but small and gentle, horse. Please feel free to visit her growing plant collection in Hedge! 

Cyan Hunte ’22 is a studio art and politics major from Brooklyn, NY. They get excited about indie rock,  and seeing a full moon, among other things. Cyan also likes to doodle in class and play songs on the guitar. They’re 5’6″ on a good day.

Chenemi Maji ’22

Miguel Pacheco Gonzalez ’24

Sarena Sen ’23

Katie Shambaugh ’23

Frances White ‘23 is a religious studies major with an interest in the performing arts. She is a fan of bandannas, chicken nuggets, a brisk wind, and humorous socks. From New York City, her passion for religion comes from being surrounded by a variety of spiritual groups. This year she will be joining the Multifaith Chaplaincy as a coordinator for Arts and Spirituality in the hopes of using this medium to bring productive and fun conversations to foster community! She can be found wandering around campus in a large sweater with her friends!

Alix Zabin ’22 is a Psychology major and Hispanic Studies minor from Connecticut. She loves forming deep connections with the squirrels on campus, going to bed early, and showing off her Jibbitz (the plastic things that go into crocs!) When she isn’t pretending to study in the library, she’s probably somewhere outside, yelling at her friends or bragging about how cute and crazy her dog is. She is a self-proclaimed neat-freak, and is excited to use her organizational skills in her role this year as Multifaith Banquet & Baccalaureate Coordinator!