Watch: Jay Halfond’s Conversation with Experts featuring Dr. Jessica Chicka

Dr. Jay Halfond, professor of the practice teaching at Metropolitan College and Wheelock and Faculty Advisor for BU Wheelock’s online Higher Education Master’s program, shares the ninth in a series of conversations with experts in the field of higher education. His guest for this ninth installment is Boston University’s Chaplain for International Students, Dr. Jessica Chicka

Dr. Chicka, who refers to herself as a “perpetual student,” serves the quarter of the BU student body who hail from different parts of the world. The position, which Dr. Chicka believes is unique to BU, helps students with the big picture questions like, “What is the meaning of life,” and the more immediate ones like, “How do I compromise with my roommate?” Furthermore, Dr. Chicka shares how the Marsh Chapel community has adapted to the changes required by COVID-19 and how she supported her students through Easter and Ramadan celebrations.