Interests: Religious identity formation, social justice, experiential learning
Faith Brigham grew up in Charlotte, NC and received her BA in History from Brandeis University. As an undergraduate, Faith developed a deep interest in community engagement and sustainability. She co-founded a fellowship program in 2008 for high-risk Boston youth that facilitated paid apprenticeships with green Boston businesses. Following graduation, she traveled to Ukraine as a part of a delegation from the Jewish Community Relations Council of Boston to develop an English immersion camp for the Jewish community of Dnepropetrovsk. Throughout 2010-2011, she attended Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. In 2011, she received the New York City Urban Fellowship. As an Urban Fellow, she worked for the Director of Policy and Planning in the NYPD’s Counterterrorism Bureau. During the summers, she currently works with the Bureau of Jewish Education in Phoenix, Arizona running a Jewish teen tour of the United States. A first-year student in the NYU Wagner/Skirball MPA-MA in Hebrew and Judaic Studies program and a recipient of the Jewish Foundation for the Education of Women (JFEW) fellowship, she will graduate in May 2015 with a specialization in management. Faith is excited to explore how a public policy approach can strengthen issues in the Jewish world including identity formulation, education, youth empowerment, social justice, and interfaith relations.