Alumni News


Daphne Mall (she/her) is a junior studying Global Health and Political Science with double-minors in Religious Studies and Geography and Sustainable Development. She is a member of ECO Agency’s Education and Research Committee but was inspired by her religion class with Dr. Robyn Walsh to write this article for Scientifica! A fun fact is that Daphne is currently on the UM Rowing team, but she was originally recruited as a setter for the UM Varsity Volleyball team where she competed her freshman year! She also works at the Sandler Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Education in the Dean of Students Office. Read more >>

Kayla Haley ('18)

 Kayla Haley

Kayla Haley, recipient of the Award for Excellence for 2018 and creator of the Religious Studies Department video, was interviewed at the end of her senior year to speak on her experience as a Religious Studies student during her time at UM. Click here for the full interview.



Abbie Auster, recipient of the Theta Alpha Kappa Award for 2018, was interviewed at the end of her senior year to speak on her experience of deciding to pursue graduate work. Click here for the full interview.



Ariyanne Colston was interviewed by our own Dr. Robyn Walsh on her experience of applying to and being accepted by multiple grad schools. 

A year later, Dr. Walsh has caught up with Ariyanne and done a follow-up interview for her first year in graduate school. To both interviews, please click here.



Briana Greene graduated the University of Miami with a bachelor's degree in Religion and Health Care. After her graduation Briana spent three months aborad in Tanzania where she volunteered at the Vipaje Daycare Center. Learn about the center and how Briana's efforts to register "From Hearts 2 Hands" as a non profit here: Briana has also earned a Masters in Biomedical Sciences at Loma Linda University. Please click here to read an interview about her post-graduation experiences.



Solangel Gonzalez (BA, cum laude, general honors, 2015) recently matriculated to The George Washington University Law School in Washington DC. There she has become seriously involved with ‘Street Law,’ a student volunteer organization that reaches out to DC youth and endeavors to teach them basic legal lessons. One weekend a month Solangel volunteers at a youth detention center and teaches the youth the basics of DC’s criminal justice system. Solangel says “volunteering with ‘Street Law’ at the youth detention center has been one of the highlights of my semester.” She will continue her explorations of the fields of law in Washington DC for the next few years. 



Farah Dosani graduated the University of Miami with bachelor's degrees in Journalism and Religious Studies. Farah's stories have appeared in the Miami Herald in Grand Avenue News and are heard regularly on Florida public radio stations. Farah is also co-producer of the documentary film "life @ the end." The film looks at issues in caregiving at life's end and the power of the human connection through the eyes of people caring for their terminally ill loved ones in the South Florida area. More information can be found at



Asma T. Uddin (BA, summa cum laude, 2002) is, as she puts it, “One of those persons that continue to incorporate religion into my educational and professional life.” Asma joined The Becket Fund in 2009 after practicing commercial litigation at prestigious national law firms for several years. She is a 2005 graduate of The University of Chicago Law School, where she was a member of The University of Chicago Law Review.

Asma spent her first few years at The Becket Fund serving as the primary attorney for Becket's Legal Training Institute (LTI), which is devoted to working with local partners around the world to train advocates, lawyers, judges, religious leaders, journalists and students in religious freedom law and principles. Asma is also the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of, a web magazine dedicated to issues of gender and Islam.