- Additional Programs
- Charles P. Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life
Chaplain Saifa supports the Muslim Students Association, the MOSAIC Interfaith House, and queer students of faith at Middlebury College. She completed her BA in Religious Studies at DePaul University, with a focus on Islam and Hinduism in South Asia. She worked as a community organizer in Chicago and Vermont. In the last few years, she explored sustainable models of living, and is an excited team member with the New Perennials Project of Middlebury College. She is completing a Masters of Divinity in Islamic Chaplaincy at Bayan-Chicago Theological Seminary. Saifa performed the Hajj pilgrimage several times, and draws deeply from the wellspring of Sufism and other mystical traditions. She is passionate about nature-based spirituality, sacred activism and community building, and transforming culture through the arts. In her free time, she likes to explore local dance communities and nature, and enjoys films and music with her partner and cats.