Eda is a fourth year graduate student in the department of Religious Studies, concentrating in Orientalism and American Religious History, with secondary concentrations in religion and media and digital humanities. Prior to her time at Northwestern, Eda founded a faith-based third wave feminist (distance learning) people’s seminary and earned an MDiv and STM at Yale Divinity School in New Haven, CT. Her STM thesis, "What is Islam? Reading Noble Drew Ali's Islamic American Imaginaire" earned honors distinction. Eda’s research has been supported through Northwestern University’s Mellon Cluster Fellowship for Promising Research in Comparative Race and Diaspora studies. Her distinguished record of service to undergraduate learning and mentorship was recognized by the department of Religious Studies with the George Bond Graduate Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching. In her role as a member of NU’s Office of Equity Student Advisory Board, Eda is currently creating resources to help equip graduate students in establishing healthy boundaries with their students. Eda’s advisor is Robert Orsi.