by Darnysha Nard, Staff Writer

Pia Diggs shares about her time at Wake Div., childhood memories, and hopes for the future. Of course, she managed to slip an emoji into most of her answers. This interview is intended to be read aloud in Pia’s voice.

Name some fun facts about you that not everyone knows!

I love nature! I used to go to the country (Red Springs, NC) every summer and pick cucumbers at my grandparent’s house. I am a great cucumber picker.

I was biter as a child. I bit my big sister’s toe and made it bleed…she STILL reminds me 🙂

Why did you decide to come to divinity school?

On a whim – I applied – got in! -__-

I luh God! What’s wrong with you?! 🙂

What makes WFUSD a great fit for you?

I love the ability to struggle and wrestle with the complexity of the community (students, faculty, staff, faith, traditions, rituals, practices, etc.)

Which professors have helped you grow in your discernment process?

I think they all have. The concern that they have carried through this journey. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. That’s what make Wakes Divinity Staff amazing!

Is there a particular class that’s left a lasting impression on you?

Preaching in the African American tradition

Children in Worship

Preaching and Worship During Sacred Times

…I am sure there are others but those are the first that come to mind

Any words of wisdom you’d like to leave for first years? Second years?

Don’t be afraid of the process…TRUST the God that led you to Wake Div. will carry you through (even when it gets bumpy, scary, crazy and bizarre)

Post-graduation plans?

Whew! I want to get a job I LOVE – I long for the day I can work ONE job ONLY!!

What will you miss most about WFUSD?

The interesting, theological debates that I can have with classmates and professors that scare the general public. 🙂

Favorite drink and theologian?

I love Water! 🙂

Favorite theologian….hmmmmmm I don’t have a favorite…yet