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May May Latt

I have been a Christian since I was born, and I have learned many good things from other religions and cultures in Burma.

Since Chicago, especially Hyde Park and LSTC, is a very diverse area, I make myself at home here and am happy on my study journey.

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Student Profile: May May Latt

Degree: Ph.D.

May May Latt is from Burma, also known as Myanmar in Southeast Asia, near Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand. The major religion in Burma is a conservative Buddhism called Theravada Buddhism, practiced by about 90 percent of the population. Hinduism, Christianity and Islam are also practiced. There are more than 200 ethnicities in Burma and every ethnic group has its own culture, language and dialect. May May said, "We are surrounded by pluralistic cultures and religions. I have been a Christian since I was born, and I have learned many good things from other religions and cultures in Burma."

May May holds a bachelor of science degree in chemistry. She earned a master of divinity degree and joined the faculty of Myanmar Institute of Theology for two years. She came to the United States to study and earned a master of sacred theology degree from Boston University School of Theology. May May earned her master of theology degree from LSTC and is now finishing her dissertation.

"Since Chicago, especially Hyde Park and LSTC, is a very diverse area, I make myself at home here and am happy on my study journey."

Because she is on campus year-round, May May has a community garden plot where she raises her favorite hot peppers.

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