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An Act of Faith: Khaleelah Harris Looks Forward to Attending Yale Divinity School



West Palm Beach, Florida native Khaleelah Harris ('18), a senior in the School of Religion, majoring in philosophy and religion, gears up for Yale Divinity School in the fall.

I recognize my acceptance as something completely ordained by God and do not take credit for anything aside from working hard to enhance my writing skills and scholarship in preparation for my arrival. I remained focused on becoming a campus leader and established connections with the admissions committee just as anyone seeking an Ivy League education would. It was truly an act of faith, because Yale Divinity School was the only school to which I applied. I plan to receive my Master’s in Divinity and go on to obtain my PhD so that I can become a theology professor. I also plan on becoming a social justice advocate and entering Yale’s Law school either after my PhD or in a dual degree program.

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