Five Questions With...
Mary Hunt '72

(Allie Kazalski, Arts '19, mentee)

1. You’ve served in the MUAA Mentor Program since it was established in 2013. What are two characteristics you’ve seen that make good mentees?  
Good mentees take the opportunity seriously and follow-up on leads/suggestions offered.

Mary Hunt, Arts '722. Have you changed your approach to mentoring a Marquette student? If so, what have you done?
Each of my three mentees has taught me how to be useful in ways that fit their needs.

3. What’s your favorite Marquette memory?
My Marquette friends- dorm mates, classroom colleagues, students with whom I lived as an RA- far outlast any class or experience when it comes to indelible memory.

4. Your career dream job when you graduated from Marquette was…..
I had no idea what I was going to do when I left Marquette, except go on to graduate school (Harvard Divinity School). It all worked out, which is why I don’t pressure students to have a blueprint when they graduate.

5. How do you manage work/life balance?
I have a job I enjoy, a family I adore and I’ve always prioritized social justice work over financial gain. I take the month of August off for a long vacation. It’s a recipe that works for me!

Mary E. Hunt, Ph.D., is a feminist theologian who is
co-founder and co-director of the Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual (WATER) in Silver Spring, Md.


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