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Student Staff Program provides the opportunity to learn about the multifaith work of the University Chaplaincy and to assist our chaplains and staff in fulfilling essential functions that support our programs and services. Our Student Staff enliven everything that the University Chaplaincy does, and we are grateful to have them on our team. Responsibilities include hospitality and communications, data and record management, web and publications work, and special event staffing. Training and mentoring will be provided through monthly staff meetings and ongoing coaching to build knowledge and skills.

Current Tufts students may apply and the University Chaplaincy strives to create a diverse staff team. Please note: we are not accepting applications for the Spring 2021 semester. If you would like to know more about the program, or be notified when applications open again, please email program manager Nora Bond. 

Esma Abib

Esma Abib

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Class Year: 2024

Major: International Relations

Hometown: Boston, MA

Interests/Extracurriculars: Traveling, writing, listening to music, learning languages, east African poetry

 

Iman Ali

Iman Ali

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Class Year: 2022

Major: Community Health, Arabic

Hometown: Malden, MA

Interests/Extracurriculars: Tufts MSA, Tisch Scholars, Admissions Diversity Council, MOTHER Lab, walks/sitting with nature, exploring coffee shops, listening to East African music and afrobeats, all things Black Maternal Health

I love the collaborative, warm, and multifaith community that the Chaplaincy fosters. I was excited about working alongside individuals committed to supporting the Chaplaincy and the many programs and resources it offers.

 

Beza Assefa

Beza Assefa

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Class Year: 2022

Major: International Relations, Economics

Hometown: Arlington, MA

Interests/Extracurriculars: writing/journaling, video essays on youtube, cooking, perfecting my coffee recipes, exploring different restaurants, long solitary walks, coffee dates with new and old friends, anything related to US Africa Policy 

 

Curry Brinson

Curry Brinson

Pronouns: he/him/his

Class Year: 2022

Majors: History and Religion

Hometown: Thomasville, GA

Interests/Extracurriculars: Action for Sexual Assault Prevention, Tufts Tour Guides, Tufts Wilderness Orientation, hiking, NYT mini crossword, Fiona Apple, cooking, TV

Interest in the Student Worker Program: The Chaplaincy has always been a safe space for me to occupy. Since discovering on the day I matriculated, I have always gravitated towards the sacred spaces offered by the UC to find moments of peace, tranquility, and joy. It has been my greatest pleasure to be a part of the team that creates these welcoming, loving spaces.

Connor Elliot

Connor Elliot

Pronouns: he/him/his

Class Year: 2022

Major: International Relations

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Interests/Extracurriculars: Tufts Model United Nations, Ethics Bowl, Catholic Community at Tufts, and Interfaith Student Council 

Interest in the Student Worker Program: The University Chaplaincy is a deeply important place for me, both its spaces and the communities that fill them, and I'm happy to be able to support it however possible. I also really appreciate the opportunity to help others find that same space.

Alyashanti Green

Alyashanti Green

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Class Year: 2025

Major: Community Health

Hometown: North Providence, RI

Interests/Extracurriculars: Cooking, watching anime, and walking

Nusrath Jahan

Nusrath Jahan

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Class Year: 2022

Major: Biopsychology and Sociology 

Hometown: Bronx, NY 

Interests/Extracurriculars: Tufts Bengali Students Association, The Michele Jacob Lab, Disparities Research Unit at MGH, Comfort Through Citizenship, walking through parks and piers, reading, picnicking

Interest in the Student Worker Program: I really admire the Chaplaincy's mission to support an interfaith community and allow every individual to truly feel welcome. The Chaplaincy cultivates a compassionate and supportive space that I am so grateful to be a part of. Collaborating with all of the amazing people in this community has given me the opportunity to contribute to the interfaith work on campus and play a role in promoting diversity and inclusion.

Micah Kraus

Micah Kraus

Pronouns: he/him/his

Class Year: 2022

Major: American Studies

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

Interests/ ExtracurricularsTufts Students for Justice in Palestine, Alternative Jews at Tufts (Alt-J), Tufts Labor Coalition

Interest in the Student Worker Program: I started at Tufts with the CAFE pre-orientation, where I met a couple of student leaders who were in the Chaplaincy Student Worker Program. I saw how much they enjoyed it, how much they got out of it in terms of building community, and how supportive the chaplaincy staff was. I knew then that I wanted to apply as soon as possible, and now I am so grateful to have worked with the Chaplaincy for the last 4 semesters.

Molly Laurencin

Molly Laurencin

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Class Year: 2022

Major: Community Health

Hometown: Bronx, NY

Interests/ Extracurriculars: Tufts United for Immigrant Justice, connecting with Tufts’ FIRST community, Chronic Disease Research Intern at UCSF, bullet-journaling, discovering new music, getting great recommendations for food/bubble tea places, painting, watching animes/movies (any Ghibli movie is amazing)

Interest in the Student Worker Program: I’m so grateful to be able to engage in a community that is so loving, supportive, and diverse in every sense of the word. It never ceases to amaze me just how rich and meaningful of a community I am a part of; I hope I can continue to contribute to this community and engage in the deep conversations and relationships that I build.

Ben Leikind

Ben Leikind

Pronouns: he/him/his

Class Year: 2023

Major: Philosophy

Hometown: Newton, MA

Interests/ Extracurriculars: Hiking, playing the banjo, ballroom dancing (poorly)

Jiamin Li

Jiamin Li

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Class Year: 2022

Major: International Relations (Global Health)

Hometown: Hong Kong; Fuzhou, China

Interests/Extracurriculars: Going to museums, cooking, anything creative 🙂

Joseph Lim

Joseph Lim

Pronouns: he/him/his

Class Year: 2023

Major: International Relations, Film and Media Studies

Hometown: Daegu, South Korea

Interests/Extracurriculars: Dancing, making music, drawing illustrations, watching anime (Yuri on Ice is a good recommendation these days)

Zahra Rizvi

Zahra Rizvi

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Class Year: 2022

Major: Clinical Psychology

Hometown: Aiken, SC

Interests/Extracurriculars: Interfaith Student Council, CAFE, Tour Guiding, Tufts University Social Cognition Lab, Asian American Center Peer Leader, the Psychosis Clinical and Research Program at MGH, cooking, baking, going on walks, napping, journaling, needlepoint, and going out to restaurants

Interest in the Student Worker Program: Since my first days on campus, the Chaplaincy has always stood out to me as a warm, welcoming space. Student Workers are such a big part of maintaining that feeling for anyone who comes into the Chapel or the IFC, and I love being part of such a warm community.

Warisha Siddiqui

Warisha Siddiqui

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Class Year: 2023

Major: International Relations

Hometown: Queens, NY

Interests/Extracurriculars: Tufts Muslim Student Association, Tufts South Asian Political Action Community, Women in IR, Tisch Scholars, caligraphy, long walks, museum visits, thrifting, music

Interest in the Student Worker Program: From the moment I stepped foot on campus, the University Chaplaincy cultivated a warm and inclusive environment through the CAFE pre-orientation program and the various events held throughout the year. I chose to immerse myself in the Chaplaincy because I love being part of the vibrant and welcoming multifaith community. I enjoy supporting the various inclusive interfaith spaces throughout campus.

Eloise Vaughan Williams

Eloise Vaughan Williams

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Class Year: 2024

Major: International Literary and Visual Studies

Hometown: West Palm, FL/Oxford, England

Interests/Extracurriculars: Reading, making spotify playlists, visiting museums, and swimming in the ocean