Rabiea Ashraf ’21, a psychology and religious studies major, will be heading to Columbia University next fall to earn a dual master’s degree in Islamic studies and Muslim cultures. The program is split into two parts, the first on Columbia’s New York campus and the second at the Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilization in London.
She credits her time at Randolph with influencing her decision to dig deeper into her studies.
“I was inspired by all of my professors. I came to Randolph with no further goal than a bachelor’s degree and will leave with a strong intent to get a Ph.D. in religious studies. I was always interested in learning about religions and specifically Islam, but had no idea how it is done academically. Both the psychology and religious studies departments have great professors who not only care about your time at Randolph, but also help you figure out things after that. Wherever I go, I will be grateful for the opportunities I got at Randolph College.”
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