Iriann Marie Irizarry
Iriann is a Systematic Theology and Adventist Studies doctoral candidate. Her current research focuses on contemporary theological interpretation and particularly examines the relationship between interpretive virtue in ecclesial contexts, the social location of interpreters, and theological methodology. While the experience of teaching in theological higher education confirmed and further stimulated her devotion to the academic life as a way to empower others, she especially seeks to inspire other Latina women to become thought leaders within her denomination and beyond. Iriann is interested in learning what it means to serve as a puertorriqueña theologian within her immediate Adventist communities and broader Latinx communities with en conjunto vision.