Marsh Fellows Alumni

2022 – 2023 Cohort

Maggie Borgen

Maggie’s Marsh Fellows Project

Maggie Borgen is a sophomore Film & Television major in Kilachand Honors College who is passionate about using screenwriting to spark dialogue. She is a showrunner, writer, and actor on the upcoming web series Admitted. She is also an actor and writer for BUTV’s Bay State. Growing up in the Methodist Church is an important part of her upbringing. Taking a Sociology of Religion course last semester piqued Maggie’s interest in studying religion even more. She is excited to be a Marsh Fellow and, through the program, hopes to use screenwriting/filmmaking to explore how Gen Z expresses religion.

Anne Joseph

Anne’s Marsh Fellows Project

Anne Joseph is a current sophomore in CAS studying Sociology, and she grew up in Newton, MA just a bit farther down the Charles! On campus, she is involved in student organizations such as Charcoal Magazine, the CAS D&I Student Council, and the CAS Anti-Racist Initiative. She loves to chat about all things music-related from different artists to musical theater and she loves getting new show recommendations (The Good Place is a favorite!). Raised in the Catholic Church, her exploration of faith has taken her on a stimulating path through which she is eager to explore intersections of religion and various social issues and identities. Anne is thrilled to take part in this next step in her journey as a Marsh Fellow and she is excited to commune with this year’s wonderful cohort.

Isaac Killilea

Isaac’s Marsh Fellows Project

Isaac Killilea is a Sophomore from Onalaska, Wisconsin studying International Relations with minors in Environmental Analysis & Policy and Visual Arts in Kilachand Honors College. He serves as the treasurer of Zen Community @BU, a meditation and mindfulness club hosted in Marsh Chapel in addition to working at BU admissions. He spends his time riding the train to explore Boston, drawing, and going to concerts. Isaac practices Buddhism and was happily surprised by the community he found at BU within Buddhism, but he hopes to expand individual and group spiritual spaces across campus more accessible to all. He hopes to attain this accessibility outreach and awareness as a Marsh Fellow.

Guinevere Keith

Guinevere’s Marsh Fellows Project

Guinevere Keith is a Junior from Minneapolis, Minnesota studying Political Science with minors in Theater and Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Studies. She serves as the Vice President of New Member Experiences for Sigma Kappa Sorority and the Vice President of Special Projects for Stage Troupe. She is also a Resident Assistant and loves to build community. She spends her spare time taking walks with her friends, working out, or dancing. Guinevere loves to read about how religion impacts the world and reflects on her own spiritual journey through journaling. She is excited to be part of the Marsh Fellows community and grow together.

Vaidehi Shah

Vaidehi’s Marsh Fellows Project

Vaidehi Shah is a freshman in the Kilachand Honors College and the College of Communications studying advertising. Only days before the beginning of classes this fall, Vaidehi moved to Boston from Mumbai, India! She is thrilled to be a part of the Marsh Fellowship program and is honoured to have been chosen to participate in this incredible opportunity as only a freshman. Vaidehi hopes to bring her unique Gen-Z perspective to religious matters and and wants to inspire everyone to be proud of their ethnicity and to continue learning and growing. She hopes the Marsh Fellows program will give her the opportunity to step out of her comfort zone and into a cauldron of various cultures, discussions, and differences. She is especially looking forward to creating and engaging with her peers in the fellowship program.

2020 – 2022 Cohort

Xan Denker

Marsh Fellows Project: “Preaching to the Scholar” Podcast

Xan is a sophomore in both the School of Music and the College of Arts and Sciences, where they study trumpet performance and religion in the dual degree program. Xan was raised near Cleveland, Ohio, before coming to Boston to further their classical musical studies. During their freshman year at BU, Xan became interested in the secular fundamentals of religion:

what defines belief, commonalities and traditions across cultures, and religion’s potential as a force for good and evil in the world. Raised in the United Methodist Church, Xan is now motivated to bring other students who feel disillusioned with religious institutions back into a spiritual mindset and discover some ultimate “truths” of life. In addition, they hope to find more ways to connect music and religion while furthering their education in both fields.


Stella FitzGerald

Marsh Fellows Project: Thinking Spiritually

Stella FitzGerald is a first year Voice Performance major in the College of Fine Arts. She is from Austin, Texas, where she attended St. Stephen’s Episcopal school. Her faith background is rooted in the Episcopal church, as she grew up involved in youth group and church camp, in addition to Sunday services. Stella is interested in exploring many forms of prayer and fellowship, including contemplative services, meditation, church music, and group conversation.  In addition, Stella is interested in facilitating conversations about the intersectionality of religious faith with race and privilege, sexuality and allyship, and social justice and service to others. She enjoys running, yoga, finding cool restaurants, and spending time with her friends and family. She hopes to continue pursuing music and to become a professional opera singer and active performer. Stella is excited to participate in the Marsh Chapel programming and looks forward to connecting with other people through her work as a Marsh Fellow.

Anna Jensen

Marsh Fellows Project: Applying Buddhism to Your Life

Anna Jensen is a second-year student in the Boston University Pardee School of Global Studies where she studies International Relations with a focus on Security Studies and European relations. She is from Cockeysville, Maryland before attending Boston University, beginning in the fall of 2019. Her interest in religious studies grew significantly after taking RN101 in her first semester of freshman year and has continued to explore the different religious and spiritual traditions that people participate in. Anna is particularly interested in exploring and learning how to rectify the clash between secularization and traditional religious/spiritual culture; instead focusing on how to become and maintain a part in a religious/spiritual community. She is thrilled to work with Marsh Chapel for the school year and connect her fellow peers to the many amazing services the Chapel has to offer.   

Aimee Mein

Marsh Fellows Project: The Amida Collective

Aimee Mein is a third-year student from Boulder, Colorado studying Public Relations with a minor in Religion. She serves as the Vice President of the College of Communication Student Assembly and is the Director of Event Planning for a pro bono PR agency, empath worldwide. She spends her spare time enjoying nature, art, and music. Aimee has also always been passionate about religion and has strived to gain religious experience through reading, traveling, and immersing herself in different practices. She is thrilled to be a Marsh Fellow and is excited about this next chapter in her spiritual journey.

Eshita Rahman

Marsh Fellows Project: Instafaith, Infofaith, Interfaith

Eshita, a junior studying Political Science, joined the team of student staff at Marsh Chapel in 2019 and is excited to be involved in the Marsh Fellowship Program this year. Born in Queens and raised primarily in Connecticut, Eshita was raised to practice Islam, but has always been interested in all different faiths, beliefs, and spiritualities. In fact, as much as she enjoys celebrating Muslim holidays, she’s also attended events like the Hindu Students Council’s Diwali Banquet, Hillel’s Rosh Hashanah Dinner, and enjoying Christmas Day with her friends that celebrate. Eshita‘s other passions include social justice and she is passionate about making interfaith and spiritual spaces inclusive of marginalized people. Outside of the Marsh Fellows Program, Eshita is a Student Ambassador at the Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, a volunteer for the Perkins School for the Blind Infant and Toddlers Program, on the Social Advocacy Branch of BU Student Government, and an actress in the on-campus theatre group Wandering Minds. For fun, she likes to spend time with her family, paint, and sing.

Simran Singh

Marsh Fellows Project: Finding Harmony in Chaos

Simran Singh is a junior at Boston University studying psychology andArabic. Originally from New Jersey, Simran grew up in a household where two different religions were being practiced and is looking forward to learning about other religions, meeting a lot of great people, and helping facilitate conversations about a wide range of topics. Simran enjoys learning new languages, immersing herself in new cultures, and reading. This is Simran’s first year as a Marsh Fellow and she is excited for all that is to come!