Arielle is from the suburbs of Chicago and graduated in 2014 from Pitzer College in Claremont, CA. A skilled radio enthusiast, Arielle is placed at Interfaith Voices, a public radio show run by Loretto sister, Maureen Fiedler.
As a secular–perhaps even atheist–Jew, I would have never imagined signing up for, and ending up loving, a year-long Catholic volunteer program. So how did I end up here?
The truth is, I wasn’t even looking to join a volunteer corps. I responded to an e-mail on a public radio list-serv with the subject line, “entry-level radio producer opening.” I was looking for my first job in public radio so this sounded perfect. Plus, I was familiar with the radio show, Interfaith Voices, and have always been interested in religion from a cultural, political, and historical point-of-view. I saw that the e-mail mentioned that the position was not salaried and was connected with something called the Loretto Volunteer program. I didn’t really look into those details and just asked for the application.