What can you do with your major?
While I enjoyed working as a paralegal, I wanted to get involved in the 2020 election. I was so inspired by Mayor Pete Buttigieg that I decided to leave my job in Boston and began volunteering with the campaign in New Hampshire. I have since been hired as an organizer. I am currently responsible for a portion of the New Hampshire seacoast.
Majoring in Religion at Bowdoin has provided me with both flexibility and discipline in tackling issues that I face whether as a paralegal at a large law firm or as an organizer on a presidential campaign. This has ranged from being able to read critically through a “Request for Evidence” from Homeland Security and then formulate a rebuttal as a paralegal to drawing on knowledge I gained from Professor Morrison and Professor Pritchard’s classes, especially on the intersection of religion, politics, and culture, to understand large systemic issues, which is helpful when working on a presidential campaign.