Caitlin Wienkes

Fall 2021 will begin my sixth year studying engineering at UW-Madison. Out of the 130 or so credits I have taken during my undergraduate career, my favorite courses have been those studying cultures and religions. Instead of extending my graduation date any further by taking classes that do not count for my major, I decided to pursue this interest by applying for the Interfaith Fellowship. I grew up in rural, southwest Wisconsin in a largely Catholic community. As I have grown into my own person, I no longer identify with any religion; however, I am excited to participate in interreligious dialogue. I do not know that I have much information to offer, but I will ask so many questions to learn more about the world for my own benefit, to make others question or confirm their beliefs, and to take the information I gain and share it with my peers.