OSRL Student Workers

The Student Staff Program provides the opportunity to learn about the multifaith work of the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life and to assist our dean, chaplains, and staff in fulfilling essential functions that support our programs and services. Responsibilities include hospitality and communications, data and record management, web and publications work, and special event staffing and support.

The OSRL often hires new student staff each semester. To inquire about potential student staff positions in the OSRL, please contact religiouslife@emory.edu.

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Gabi Kim

Gabi joined the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life student staff team in October 2021.

Gabi is a third-year studying history and minoring in religion from Cincinnati, OH. Her primary research interests include the intersection of Christianity, Asian American History, and womanism. Outside of her academic interests and OSRL role, she serves as an Advising Fellow to assist high-achieving, low-income students through an organization called Matriculate. In addition, she works to recruit new advising fellows and is a Social Media organizer for the Advising Fellow Leadership Team for the club. In addition, she serves as a family group host for her church in Atlanta where she prepares weekly Bible study discussions for a small group community. 

 In her free time, Gabi loves playing tennis with her friends and going for walks around parks in Atlanta. She also enjoys trying out new recipes, cooking Korean food, and baking.

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Christopher Lawrence

Christopher joined the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life student staff team in October 2021.

Christopher, a NYC native, is a junior in the college majoring in Psychology with a minor in Spanish. His goal is to become a clinal psychologist for NASA astronauts to connect his passions of space exploration and mental health. Christopher is currently a member of the Voices of Inner Strength (VOIS) Gospel Choir on campus. Christopher has been serving in VOIS since his first year at Emory. Before his time at Emory, Christopher was active in the youth affairs for his churches in New York. He has had a passion for singing Christian and Gospel music. He is excited about being able to bring that to the Emory community. He says that “percussion is in his heart.”

Those who attend Beloved Community can sometimes find him playing the drums or shaking a maraca with our Music Director, Maury Allums. Christopher is very excited about serving the OSRL office in a new and special way. He is very excited about welcoming students to the services and meditation spaces that our office has to offer them. Christopher enjoys playing soccer, volleyball and singing or lip-syncing show tunes into a broomstick or hairbrush. “Don’t judge my funnies.”

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Riesa Hoque

Riesa joined the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life student staff team in October 2021.

Riesa is a third-year and Oxford graduate, majoring in biology and minoring in Arabic from Norcross, Georgia. She Is on the pre-med track and hopes to attend medical school after she finishes undergrad. At Oxford, she was the president of the Oxford Muslim Student Associaion, and helped plan interfaith events and discussions with organizations such as the Oxford Jewish Student Union and Oxford Hindu Student Association. She serves as the Oxford-Liaison of the Bengali Association of Students at Emory (BASE), and helps facilitate communication between the organization and Bengali students at Oxford. Additionally she helps assist with events held by the organization, including cultural, philanthropy, and fundraising events.

In her free time, Riesa loves to explore cafes around Atlanta, watch tv shows, and hang out with friends.