Not long after graduation, sociology major and child and family studies minor Ethan Ezray jumped into his next academic challenge: Columbia University’s accelerated nursing program. Ezray is studying to become a pediatric primary care nurse practitioner. “The nursing program is tough, but I feel like Haverford prepared me for it,” said Ezray.
Thinking back on his coursework at Haverford and Bryn Mawr, Ezray considers “Sacred Texts and Religious Traditions,” a class he took freshman year, as a formative experience. Other courses that stood out to Ezray were “Feminist Ethnography” at Haverford and “Dimensions of Power,” “Relating (to) the Gods,” and “Adolescent Development” at Bryn Mawr.
While in the next steps of his academic journey, Ezray has prioritized finding and building community as he did at Haverford. “Having a community was extremely impactful for my Haverford experience. I joined Chabad as one of the first organizations during my time at Haverford, and having a community is something that has been helping me during grad school so far as well.”
Ezray will spend the first year at Columbia becoming a registered nurse, and then complete the doctoral portion of the program for a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) anticipating graduation in 2026.
“Where They’re Headed” is a blog series chronicling the post-collegiate plans of recent Haverford graduates.