Program in Jewish Studies Graduates 2023

Minor in Jewish Studies

Shane Ball Shane Matthew Ball (he/him/his)
B.A., Economics, History
Minor in Leadership Studies, Jewish Studies


Shane is graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He is also graduating with Latin honors in Economics. Shane's honors thesis is: "The effect of a maternal and child health and family planning program on political engagement and educational attainment in Bangladesh." His Capstone project is: "Holocaust denial: right-wing extremism and political rhetoric in the United States, 1985–2005." Shane will attend UCLA School of Law as a member of the JD Class of 2026.


Emily Howard Emily R. Howard
B.A., History, Spanish Language and Literature
Minor in Dance, Jewish Studies
LGBT Studies Certificate

Emily will be attending CU Boulder for grad school in the fall in the Museum and Field Studies program.


Charles Pearlstein Charles Lawrence Perlstein
B.A., Linguistics, SAIL Track
Minor in Jewish Studies


Minor in Hebrew and Israel Studies

Zachary Bruce Hunter
B.A., International Affairs
Minor in Hebrew & Israel Studies


Graduate Certificate in Jewish Studies

Jonathyn Zapf Jonathyn Zapf
M.A., Religious Studies
Graduate Certificate in Jewish Studies

Jonathyn's Master's thesis is titled: "A Norm for Academic Scholars of Religion?" Jonathyn plans to finish his doctoral work in philosophy in the next academic year before going on the job market.