Dylan Marashi

Graduate Student at Harvard Medical School

Monroe, Washington

Class of 2016, Biochemistry major

As a graduate student, Marashi spends most of his time studying and working on academic research (writing papers, giving talks, etc.). His hobbies include working with the local Christian medical and dental association, a group that looks to equip Christians and to provide a space of spiritual solace in the demanding environment in which they live.

How does your time at SPU connect to what you’re doing today?

SPU provided a foundation of spiritual fervor and knowledge of Scripture, which I carry into my studies in ethics at the Harvard Medical School. My prayer and vision for my work in ethics is to extend God’s truth into a field that is highly secularized and pluralistic.

Which SPU faculty or staff member made a difference in your education?

Dr. Max Hunter proved to be invaluable for me during my time at SPU. He is only one of many though. The list includes Dr. Wade Grabow, Dr. Kevin Bartlett, Dr. Derek Wood, all of which helped prepare me for the academic rigor of graduate school and to promote a consciousness about my work.

What advice would you give to current SPU students?

Graduation is just the beginning. Life begins when you have to begin navigating the real world by yourself after college. It’s fun, exciting, a bit scary, but entirely worth it. Let God lead you as you move into the spaces and groups that he has for you.