Student Profile - Jamie Myrose A&S '18
Jamie Myrose is an undergraduate pursuing the Honors Theology major. Though she has taken courses ranging from Akkadian to Modern Catholic Social Teaching, she is particularly interested in Biblical and Systematic Theology. Jamie’s current interests include Christian mysticism, Ignatian Spirituality, and the question of suffering and evil. She has served as an Undergraduate Research Fellow for the Department, working under the direction of Dr. David Vanderhooft on his research of the Old Testament prophet Habakkuk. During the spring of 2018, Jamie will write an undergraduate thesis on the role of God’s friendship in the Christian mystic life.
For the summer of 2016, Jamie received an Advanced Study Grant to participate in the Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon, Israel, where they excavated the first known Philistine cemetery.
For the summer of 2017, Jamie has been hired as an Assistant Square Supervisor for the first year of excavation at Tel Shimron Excavations.
Jamie reflects on her experience:
“There is nothing like the hands-on fieldwork of archaeology. The field school was run through Harvard University, meaning that the majority of volunteers were other college students. Never had I ever thought that I would use a pickaxe!
My experience at Ashkelon has given a real appreciation for the work of recreating history. Though Ashkelon was a major city, a significant portion of its history was unknown until the Leon Levy Expedition began its work. It reminds me that, though we talk about civilizations as a whole, really we are studying the life of the individual. My time at Ashkelon has given me a skill set that would otherwise be completely foreign, and I could not have done it without the support of the Theology Department.”