Affiliate Chaplain for Jewish Life
Erica Martin is a graduate from the PhD program in Hebrew Bible at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, CA. Previously, she studied at Pacific Lutheran University, earning a BA in Classics, Seattle University's School of Theology and Ministry, obtaining an MA in Pastoral Studies, and at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, receiving an MA in Religious Studies. Her primary research interests lie in scriptural traditions, transformation, and inter-canonical analysis, or seeing the ways in which biblical stories find new life and new meaning for communities over time, and the effect of the canonization of these stories in the Tanakh (Hebrew Bible), New Testament and the Qur'an.
As Affiliate Chaplain for Jewish Life, Erica serves to support the on-campus Jewish community, including the UPS Jewish Student Organization/Hillel, and promotes awareness of Jewish holidays, religion and culture among the wider UPS community.