Adelle Goldenberg

Adelle GoldenbergAdelle Goldenberg concentrated in Philosophy with a secondary in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Born and raised in Brooklyn's Hasidic community, Adelle was not allowed to apply to college for religious reasons. She pursued secular education without the support of her family and community, becoming the first one of her siblings to graduate from high school and college. At Harvard, Adelle was a John Harvard Scholar, a designation awarded to students in the top 5% of their respective classes. Her academic focus centered on a range of projects in feminist philosophy, from studying the impact of trauma on the self to analyzing the relationship between multiculturalism and religion. In 2021, she was awarded the Bechtel Prize in Philosophy. Outside of the classroom, Adelle spent her time volunteering at Harvard Square's Y2Y Youth Homeless Shelter, participating in Harvard College's Interfaith Forum, and serving as co-President of the Harvard Community of Humanists, Atheists, and Agnostics. A native Yiddish speaker, she also previously worked on the A24 film Menashe, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2017. At Cambridge, Adelle is pursuing an MPhil in Multidisciplinary Gender Studies as the Governor William Shirley Scholar at Pembroke College.