Center for Theology, Women, and Gender
PhD Candidate, Biblical Studies
Interim Director of the Center for Theology, Women, and Gender
Leslie Virnelson (she/her) is a PhD Candidate in the Biblical Studies department at Princeton Theological Seminary and interim director for the Center for Theology, Women, and Gender. She holds an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary and her dissertation focuses on specialized roles for women in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament — specifically midwives, prostitutes, diviners, and weavers. Her research and teaching interests include gender, prophecy, and materiality in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament.
CTWG Student Worker
Ava Randel (she/her) is an MDiv student at Princeton Theological Seminary. She graduated from Pepperdine University in 2020 with a BA in religion and a minor in social work. She is passionate about holistic human flourishing through nonprofit work, education, and ministry.