PhD Candidate, New Testament and Early Christianity
Loyola University Chicago

Sister Nélida is a PhD candidate at Loyola University Chicago. She is finishing her dissertation under the direction of Fr. Thomas H. Tobin. Her area of interest is Philo of Alexandria and Paul. She studied at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts. In 2005, she earned a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, with a double major in Religious Studies and Social Studies, and a minor in Secondary Education. Sr. Nélida taught at Sacred Heart High school, and during the summers of 2006-2010, she went to the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. In 2010, she earned the Master of Arts in Theology, with an emphasis in Biblical Studies. Sr. Nélida began coursework at Loyola University Chicago in 2011. She presented several times at national and regional conventions of the Society of Biblical Literature and at the Loyola-Marquette Colloquium. Sr. Nélida published once in the Review of Biblical Literature. In 2014, she accepted a position of Part-Time Faculty at Loyola, and in the summer of 2015, she was a Visiting Professor of Introduction of New Testament at La Roche College, in Pennsylvania. In August of 2016, she will move to Pittsburgh to take a position of Full-Time Faculty at La Roche College.