January 2021 News Perspective Online

Student News: Yolanda Santiago Correa

GBHEM Features Perkins D.Min. Student

Yolanda Santiago Correa, a third-year Ph.D. student at Perkins, was recently featured in the Women of Color Scholars’ Series published by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM.) The daughter of two United Methodist ministers, Santiago Correa moved from Puerto Rico to North Carolina in 2015 to attend Duke Divinity School. There, she became interested in studying the relationship between Blackness and Latinx identities. Now a 2020 Women of Color Scholar, Santiago Correa bridges those cultural connections as a doctoral student at Perkins. With her dissertation, Santiago Correa hopes to break down myths about the roots of Afro-Latinx identity and African descent in the Caribbean Christian church. Read more about her story here.