Rachel and Nina
Rachel Finn is 22 years old and from Framingham, MA, a suburb outside of Boston. She grew up with a strong Jewish family and a connection to the local synagogue, and she is very excited to be moving to San Francisco.
She studied International Relations with a concentration in International Security and Religion as an undergraduate, earning her BA from Tufts University in 2011.
She was the President of Tufts Hillel and has been a part of and leader for social action, interfaith, and dialogue groups. She spent time focusing on genocide awareness and education at Tufts. In addition to spending a semester in France, Rachel was a lucky participant on service learning trips to Kazakhstan and Berlin and will spend two weeks on an interfaith service trip in Rwanda this May.
While she may be short, Rachel has a black belt in Karate!
Nina Pine, 23, is a Buddhist from Kathmandu, Nepal, and grew up internationally in a Sherpa Buddhist and Jewish household. She graduated with a BA in Critical Theory and Social Justice from Occidental College.
At Occidental College she also had the opportunity to study in north-eastern Brazil for a semester. Nina was a Program Assistant for Occidental’s Office for Religious and Spiritual Life where she organised interfaith dialogues and programmes.
She was also the student coordinator of the Buddhist Meditation Group and a Values and Vocations Fellow, a program that explores the connection between spirituality and social justice work.
Nina was also an Associate Coordinator with the Coalition of Welcoming Congregations of the Bay Area.
Along with interfaith activism, Nina is passionate about sustainable agriculture, poetry and tea.
News & Events
- Posted on 31/05/2012As we reflect on our work this year, we’ve thought of a few introductory “Interfaith Tips” that we’ve learned along the way that
- Posted on 04/05/2012One of my favourite things about San Francisco is that it’s a walkable city. But while I’d like to think that I spend my days...
- Posted on 25/04/2012While the two of us have been planning the San Francisco CROP Hunger Walk as our World Malaria Day Event, often we are asked...