Christopher Greene

Research Assistant, 2017-Present

Christopher Greene is currently in his final year as a Master of Divinity student at Boston University. He earned a Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he focused the first half of his studies in electrical and computer engineering and the physical sciences, and the final half in developing an understanding of the psychology of religion and religious worldviews through studying Buddhist and Hindu sacred art, philosophy, and psychology in Nepal. His research interests are motivated by both ancient and contemporary questions, worldviews, lifestyles and mysteries of existential concern about the nature of humanity, creation, the origins of both, and the heritage of civilization. His personal research interests intersect Asian cultural studies, individual health,  intercultural competence, leadership development, and psycho-spiritual inquiry. Outside of the classroom or research lab, Christopher enjoys competitive and recreational sports, writing poetry and fiction, taking walks for their own sake and spontaneous musical improvisation.

Marqueze Kennedy

Research Assistant, 2018-Present

My name is Marqueze Kennedy. I am currently a Graduate student in the School of Theology at Boston University. I am in the last year of my Master of Divinity program on the Religion and Academy track. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Azusa Pacific University with an emphasis in Hermeneutics. My particular interests are in the origins of Christianity and Greco-Roman culture. I eventually want to be in a position where I can help educate religious individuals on the nature of Christian Scripture including the historical realities behind the text, how the text has been transmitted, and Bible as a library of ancient Jewish and Christian literature. I was raised in Sacramento, CA but spent my undergraduate years in Southern California. In my free time, I enjoy going to the beach, listening to music, and spending time with friends.

Dimitri Luzincourt

Research Assistant, 2018-Present

Dimitri is a first-year Master’s student studying psychology at Boston University. After growing up in New York, he attended Brown University as an undergraduate and received his Bachelor of Science in psychology. After spending some time as a Research Assistant as an undergraduate student, he is eager to work at CMAC and gain exposure to multidisciplinary research. One of his major goals at Boston University is to gain more diverse research experience. He loves both playing and watching sports in his spare time, especially football, basketball, and soccer.

Laura Sabia

Research Assistant, 2017-Present

Laura is in her second year of a Master of Divinity program at Boston University’s School of Theology. She focuses her research on religious ethics, religion and conflict transformation, and religion and justice. She recently returned from a travel seminar to the Balkans where she studied post-war transitional justice and reconciliation efforts. She plans to pursue a J.D. when she has completed her MDiv with the ultimate goal of becoming a human rights lawyer. Laura grew up in Montreal, Canada but has called New England home for seven years. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Women’s Studies from Tufts University.



Alice Dalesandro

Research Assistant, 2018-Present

Alice is an undergraduate student at Boston University pursuing a degree in economics with focus on development and health economics. She is interested in researching the collaborative role public and private sectors can have to most impact developing economies and general welfare of society. She plans to further her education by pursuing a J.D. after completing her B.A. She is passionate about sustainability, reading, learning and laughing.

Joseph Edwards

Research Assistant, 2018-Present

Joseph is an undergraduate student at MIT pursuing a degree in Philosophy and concentrating in Ethics. His focus area is Philosophy of Religion, Perception and Psychology, with a particular interest in the intersection of spiritual experience, community and mental health. His goal is to appreciate established approaches and explore new approaches to religious education and community. Passionate about service and interfaith dialogue, Joseph spends his free time learning from religious teachers and helping local organizations.

Mugdha Gurram

Communications Assistant, 2018-Present

Mugdha is an undergraduate student at Boston University majoring in International Relations and Computer Science. She is particularly interested in the ways in which technology is emerging as a tool for understanding and bridging gaps in an increasingly global world and the ways in which this can serve marginalized communities. Her goal is to pursue law after getting her bachelor’s degrees. Outside of class she spends her time writing for the Boston Political Review, singing in choir, and coding for BU’s chapter of Hack4Impact.

Alanna Radel

Research Assistant, 2018-Present

Allana is an undergraduate student at Boston University majoring in Health Science and Public Health. In the future, she plans to pursue a combined J.D. and MPH with the intention of working in health law and policy. She is passionate about mental health, public health policy, elder and child abuse prevention, and women’s healthcare. In her free time, she enjoys planning and engaging in community service outreach, reading and writing, travelling, and being outside.

Fatimata Sow

Research Assistant, 2018-Present

Fatimata Sow is an undergraduate student at Simmons University pursing a degree in public health and bio-statistics. Her research interests pertains to health disparities in developing countries which is directly related to the access of healthcare in those developing countries. She intends to further her education by pursuing a Master’s degree in public health and public policy, to then for the World’s Health Organization. Aside from academia, Fatimata loves to eat, travel, and laugh.