Caitlyn Whirt '15
Caitlyn is a member of the class of 2015 from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She is a double major in Political Science and Religious Studies with a concentration in Ethics and Society.
What made you decide to study religion and what made you decide to do so at Elizabethtown?
Religious Studies is my second major here at Elizabethtown College. Rev. Sadd was my first year seminar professor so we had talked a lot about life in our time together my first year here. I have strong religious views and wanted to do something more with helping people than just going to law school. During winter break one year it came to me that it would be perfect for me to go into work involving a law degree and helping people deal with unethical crimes or treatment such as with the International Justice Mission, Amnesty International, or some other group. This way I can include a part of life that is important to me, religious life, into my original plans.
What has been your favorite memory of your study of religion here so far?
I had both Religion and Violence and Peace, War, and Nonviolence with Dr. Mike Long at the same time so I got to spend my Tuesdays and Thursday of a semester completely with the thought provoking and intriguing topics of his classes.