Jane Lonnquist

Alumni Stories: Jane Lonnquist '88

Growing up, faith (and doubt) were important parts of my evolving identity. Studying religion helped me figure out
my own belief system (agnostic, unaffiliated, and humble, like so many who have studied world religions closely).
Majoring in religion was originally a way to "round-out" my intended pre-med studies. Instead, I left the pre-med
track and used my religion as the perfect lens through which to view liberal arts content that intrigued me:
philosophy, science, feminism, ethics, and language. Having Professors Oden and Henricks for Religion 101 played
a big role in my decision as well. It turns out my husband took that same class -- we never knew each other at
Dartmouth but pinned down that commonality after discussing the final, moving lecture of that powerful course.