Interfaith Activist, Writer
Jem Jebbia is a first year Master of Divinity student at the University of Chicago studying Middle Eastern studies and pluralism. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Religion and Japanese from the University of Southern California. At USC, Jem was actively involved on the Interfaith Council and completed two fellowships for the Interfaith Youth Core, utilizing her Mahayana Buddhist faith to expand interfaith work in Los Angeles and Boston. Jem delivered a speech at USC’s Baccalaureate ceremony last May highlighting the importance of interfaith work in her college experience. At the University of Chicago, Jem continues her interfaith engagement with the Inter-Spiritual Council. In particular, she is interested in bridging the scholarly study of religion with her own spirituality, as well as making ancient religions relevant to the present.