Interests: Health care, Judaism, women’s studies
A second-year student in the NYU Wagner/Skirball MPA-MA in Hebrew and Judaic Studies program, Shaina Herring is studying Health Policy and Management at Wagner and is a Jewish Foundation for the Education of Women (JFEW) fellow. Shaina is particularly interested in the intersection between health care and Judaism. During her studies, she hopes to learn more about aspects of religion that help or impede people from seeking health care. In spring 2012, Shaina interned at NYU Medical Center, which has an extensive cultural competency program for Ultra-Orthodox Jewish patients. Shaina was a participant on the Nativ College leadership program in Israel and spent a semester volunteering at a school in Be'er Sheva. She graduated in 2010 from Barnard College and the Jewish Theological Seminary, where she majored in sociology and Jewish women's studies. After college, Shaina spent a year in the fellowship program at Yeshivat Hadar, an egalitarian yeshiva in New York. In addition to her studies at NYU, Shaina is training to be a doula.