Samantha Lin is a Virginia native who earned her bachelor’s degree in Foreign Service from the Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service in 2014. While at Georgetown, Samantha lived in an intentional Muslim community and academically concentrated on the Middle East, specifically Muslim-Christian relations. In 2012, Samantha studied in Amman, Jordan and simultaneously taught English to refugee kids through Jesuit Refugee Services Jordan. After graduating, Samantha served with Jesuit Volunteer Corp in Chicago where she worked in refugee resettlement. She has also worked with Seeds of Peace, an international peacebuilding camp for teenagers from the Middle East, South Asia and the US.
In 2015 Samantha was granted the Russell Berrie Fellowship in Interreligious Studies to study in Rome and remained there after the year-long fellowship, recently earning her diploma in Judaic Studies from the Pontifical Gregorian University. In addition to studying, Samantha organized interfaith dialogue and events at the Lay Centre at Foyer Unitas in Rome and volunteered with unaccompanied minors.
So as we go forth, let our own hearts imitate that of a weary, hungry, Jesus. What would the world look like if, instead of defining ourselves in contrast to others, we let ourselves be moved by pity, as Jesus was?VIEW