Deena Lin is currently working on her PhD in Philosophy of Religion and Theology at Claremont Graduate University. She is originally from the San Francisco Bay area. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy with a minor in Business Administration at the University of San Francisco in May of 2000. For the next two years, Deena focused her work in marketing and business development, and having been dissatisfied with corporate life, she decided to move to China to teach English in the Winter of 2002. There she discovered that she had a passion for teaching. She returned from Beijing the following Fall and a year later was working on her master’s degree in religious studies at Claremont.
After obtaining her master’s degree, she continued on at Claremont Graduate University. Her academic interests are in philosophical theology, poststructuralist thought, mystical theology and comparative religion. For her dissertation, she will be working on utilizing mystical language as a means for interfaith dialogue.