Grad Profiles

Sydnee Wurtz

Master's Student


  • University of Virginia - MA in Religious Studies (anticipated graduation 2023)
  • West Virginia University - BA in Religious Studies (2020), BA in International Studies with a focus in Africa and the Middle East (2020)

Research Interests

How religion influences war; The influence of religion in politics; The influence of religion in pop culture; The Dead Sea Scrolls; How the Torah has changed throughout the centuries. 

Selected Awards and Professional Experience

  • Model UN Distinguished Delegation Award
  • Biblical Archaeology Research Assistant, National Geographic