Joanne Reilly

Jo Reilly bio pic 2Jo Reilly is a Frank Knox Fellow pursuing a Master of Theological Studies degree at Harvard Divinity School. Focusing on Religion, Ethics and Politics, she is especially interested in exploring how we¬†understand and explain the roles religion can play in social conflicts. Born and raised in London, Jo was the first person in her family to go to university. Whilst studying at the University of Oxford she became actively involved in outreach work, seeking to help young people from nontraditional backgrounds recognize the opportunities available to them. Jo graduated from Oxford with Double First Class Honors’ and was awarded a Gibbs Prize for Best Performance in Theology in the 2011 School of Philosophy and Theology. Prior to coming to Harvard she worked with Amnesty International in their Asia Pacific department and in a school in south-east London. She remains committed to helping disadvantaged teenagers realize their potential, particularly through the avenue of higher education. Jo loves to travel¬†and has backpacked across much of Europe, Russia, Mongolia, China and Israel.