Walker Bristol (Class of 2006)
Walker is currently a senior at Tufts University in Massachusetts. Feeling compelled to hear and tell the stories of others as a way of understanding the world; he began to work in journalism, both on and off campus. Walker focused on covering social movements and profiling modern-day activists. In this role, he traveled to New York to cover the Occupy Movement and the Student Debt March.
Majoring in religion, Walker has dedicated much of his time to building a strong interfaith presence on Tuft’s campus as well as moral communities for non-religious students in the Boston area. Walker says, “Even folks who don’t go to church need a place to seek out friends and do service work.”
While he was a student at Friends School, Walker began playing guitar and now uses music as a key ingredient to building community. He says, “Through leading groups in singing and playing together, I’ve seen life breathed into networks of people from all different spiritual backgrounds.” Walker coordinated volunteer events for the Humanist Community at Harvard and acted as the Director of Communications for a non-profit organization, Foundation Beyond Belief. After graduating from
Tufts Walker plans to attend Harvard Divinity School and continue his current social work, as well as explore the intersections between Quakerism and Humanism.