Class of 2023
Hometown: Fairfax, VA
Bio: Isaiah is a first-year candidate for the M.A. in Latin American Studies program through the Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) at Georgetown University. He recently graduated with a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Beeson Divinity School (Samford University), and previously graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from George Mason University. Originally planning on being a scholar in Christian dogmatic theology, Isaiah developed a deep appreciation during seminary for the history of religion in Latin America, particularly in Catholic and Protestant liberation movements of the 20th century in the region. His goal is to continue researching the intersection of religion and politics in Latin America, specifically in Central America, and how this intersection impacts pressing issues of human rights in the region at present. With this in mind, he will also pursue the Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies through Georgetown's Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) through SFS. Isaiah's ultimate mission is to connect with nonprofits, religious organizations, and other governmental organizations in Central America in order to address issues of human rights and sustainable development in the region.
Concentration: Governance and Leadership
Research Area- Substantive: Human Rights, Religion and Politics, Catholic-Protestant relations in Latin America, Immigration and Refugees
Research Area- Geographic: Central America (El Salvador and Guatemala in particular); the Caribbean (Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic)