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Religious and Spiritual Life

Meet our staff


Parker DiggoryParker
Director of Religious and Spiritual Life
Case 227

Parker is currently a PhD candidate in Hebrew Bible at Emory University where she also received her M.Div. from the Candler School of Theology. She holds a B.A. from Middlebury College where she studied Religion and Theater. Her work with individual faith communities has ranged from preaching to liturgical dance to social justice activism. She has also worked in the non-profit sector on inter-religious collaboration for peace and development. Her research interests include the intersections of religious texts and practice and the impact of archaeology and history on biblical interpretation.  A Saratoga native, Parker is happy to back in the Skidmore community and close to Adirondack hiking and cross-country skiing. 


Lollie Abramson
Coordinator of Jewish Student Life and Interfaith Programming

Case 309

Lollie began in Campus Life at SkidmoreCollege in 2011.  She previously worked for 32 years as a Public Educator for NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities. Lollie developed and implemented awareness presentations with thLolliee goal of increased understanding and acceptance of people who have disabilities. She has taught people of all ages.  Lollie is excited to be promoting a message of mutual respect and positive interactions between people of different backgrounds & faiths and to help in making  an active Jewish campus life. She works closely with Skidmore Hillel as well as with the Saratoga Jewish community to bring a variety of Jewish Themed programs to campus.  Lollie lives locally and is a member of Temple Sinai in Saratoga Springs. She has been on the Schuylerville Planning Board, a Girl Scout Leader, worked as an admissions interviewer at Skidmore and is also an avid gardener. Lollie received a BS from University of Connecticut in Education and an MS in Recreation Therapy from Long Island University.




Jennifer Schmid-Fareed
Program Coordinator, Skidmore Mindfulness Jennifer Schmid-Fareed
Case Center 309

Jennifer is a yoga and meditation teacher who spent ten years studying and working at Ananda Ashram, a Yoga Retreat and Spiritual Educational Center in Monroe, New York. At the ashram she immersed herself in the practices and principles of Yoga as a scientific and spiritual path, the study of the Sanskrit language, and the ancient Scriptures of India. She also coordinated many of the ashram’s Retreat Center events and taught classes. Jennifer holds a B.S. from the University at Buffalo where she studied Psychology and Communications. As a teacher, she has a deep passion to create healing space. Using the natural expression of movement supported by the breath, she strives to create a balanced practice focused on inner awareness and mindfulness and loves weaving sound healing into her offerings. The ancient path of yoga continues to inspire Jennifer and transform her life, and she’s very excited to have joined the Skidmore community.