Up next in our Aquinas Scholar Spotlight is Mary Raquel Schulenberg. Mary Raquel is originally from Los Angeles, California and graduated from Loyola Marymount University. After her time at LMU, Mary Raquel spent 10 years working as an administrative assistant before making her way to the Aquinas Institute of Theology to pursue a Masters of Arts in Pastoral Studies.
“I would really like to develop a spiritual and religious community where I can be vulnerable and comfortable, as well as deepen my relationship with God,” she says.
This semester Mary Raquel is taking Lay Formation, Pastoral Ethical Care, Bible Interpretation, Proseminar, and Introduction to Theological Method. She looks forward to learning more about the Dominican mission and learning from the student brothers here at Aquinas.
The Aquinas Scholar Award is a merit-based award that provides multiple full-tuition scholarships including a housing stipend, a book award, and work-study opportunities for full-time, residential students in select masters programs.