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Nathan Samayo

Harvard University

Religious Studies



Nathan Samayo is a loving individual who is passionate about gathering community, prioritizing the most marginalized in society, and thinking critically about how we ought to live ethically in the world. He is completing his Master of Divinity degree at Harvard University, is pursuing a Ph.D. in Religion and Ethics, and will be ordained in the United Church of Christ. Nathan has served as a leader within academic and communal spaces. He has served as the Student Body President of Seattle Pacific University for two consecutive years with projects focused on ending homelessness, activism regarding food accessibility, and creating atmospheres of belonging for Queer people in religious spaces. He currently serves on the ethnicity, migration, and rights committee to jumpstart an ethnic studies program at Harvard University. Within communal spaces, he has also served as a college and youth pastor in multiple congregations. His academic interests focus on constructing an ethical world that resolves economic injustice and de-centers neoliberal thought from organizing society and our lives in pursuit of a more just world. After completing his Ph.D., he will be a religion and humanities professor, congregational minister, and local farmer. He loves BBQs, hip hop music, and family time.

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