Senior student profile: Moriah Spencer

Moriah Spencer is an English major. This interview was taken on Rockland campus during her senior year.


What is your major? What year are you?

I am a senior this year here at Nyack College and I am an English major. I can’t believe that I will

be graduating in May! I am really excited for what God has in store for me in this new season of



What interested you about your major?

There are many different reasons why I wanted to become an English Major. I really like the

flexibility that I will have when looking for a job. I am excited that I will not have to be put into a box and

can use my creativity to express myself in different ways. I am really passionate about writing and using

it as a tool to share how Jesus has changed my life. I enjoy being able to share new ideas and

experiences with people through writing.


Where are you from? What is your family like?

I grew up in Concord, New Hampshire and moved to Waterloo, New York about 5 years ago.

Even though I don’t live in New Hampshire anymore, it will always be home to me. I like living

there during the summers and being able to be close to my friends!


My dad is the pastor at Seneca Community Church and my mom is a secretary at Waterloo

High School. I have two older sisters who are twins named Hannah and Sarah, and we are 18

months apart. I am really close to my family and miss them when I am away. My two sisters live

in Rochester, New York which is about an hour from Waterloo. They are both nurses at Strong

Memorial Hospital. My sisters and I are all very different, but we all complement each other in

many ways. I am very blessed for my family and how faithful my parents have been to their

calling to love and serve God in everything they do.


What prompted you to join ‘Woman Rites of Passage?’

I decided to do the Woman Mentorship Program because this year I really wanted to go out of

my comfort zone and set that as the tone for the rest of my life. I know that I am not called to a

comfortable life.  I am called to a life consisting of loving and serving others. By doing Woman, I will learn more in depth what it means to be a godly woman and as I transition into a new season of life I will want to carry that with me.


Do you know any alumni from this program? How were they affected?

My RA from last year, Xelena Santiago, told me about the Woman Mentorship Program

and how it impacted her life. She was able to have godly woman influences who guided

her along her journey of growth.


Tell us a little bit about what you’ve done so far in the program.

So far we have had the Woman initiation ceremony that was on Sunday, September 16th. It was

really great! We all introduced each other and then talked about why we wanted to invest in

this program. We heard some testimonies from different mentors and influencers who help run

the program. It was really inspiring. Then we sat with our mentors and we got cake, fruits, and

veggies. We were each given a tea cup at our seats which were all so unique and beautiful. We

will meet once a month and will do different activities and discuss topics in our workbooks.


What is your greatest goal to achieve this year as a participant of Woman?

My biggest goal that I want to achieve this year as a participant of Woman is to be proud of who

I am and who God has made me to be. Also as a woman, I don’t have to fit into the boxes society tries to

place in because I have the freedom in Christ to step outside of these boxes and be who he has created

me to be. Because he didn’t create me to be someone else; he created me to be me.


Who’s your mentor? And why this person?

My mentor is Debbie Walker. I chose Debbie as my mentor because she really inspired me. She

has a family, a creative job, and is rooted in Jesus. Once I met Debbie for the first time we really hit it

off. We have similar interests with writing and serving others. I am excited to get to know her better

through this experience and be able to receive her wisdom and guidance.


About Rebekah Romano 26 Articles
Rebekah is a Junior at Nyack College. She was a Pastor's Kid in Washington State, and Ontario, Canada from when she was born until 2006. Then she became a Missionary Kid from 2006-2016 in Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Rebekah is currently studying Business and is loving it so far. She loves building stronger connections with her friends and having family time. Family is very important to Rebekah and has always been close to them.