Joelle Te Paske

Fellow '22

Joelle is an arts worker and communications specialist currently pursuing a Master of Divinity as a Dean’s Fellow at Harvard Divinity School. Her research focuses on religion, technology, and visual culture to understand why people believe what they do and how creativity can foster a more equitable and joyful world. Prior to graduate school, Joelle spent a decade in New York City as a programs and communications lead championing artists and academics working to enact social change. Joelle loves science fiction, oddball art exhibitions, TikTok, and gardening.

Mural by Calo Rosa


MDiv candidate | Harvard Divinity School
BA Interdisciplinary Study: Art Practice as Political Play | NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study

Past Work

Communications Consulting | Various arts institutions, places of worship, and artists
Media and Content | College Art Association, New York, NY
Programs and Communications | A Blade of Grass, Brooklyn, NY

Favorite Friday Activity

Watching RuPaul’s Drag Race