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Hello I'm Shannon, I am currently accepted to begin my graduate degree at University of Sydney, Australia. Help me get there!
Shannon Doherty
Via San Diego, West Virginia
United States
4 Team Members

Hello all!

   My name is Shannon and I am currently enrolled to enter University of Sydney Australia's Anthropology Graduate studies program in March of 2013. While I have obtained funding to pay for tuition/ room and board, I'm in need of help funding my plane ticket, visa costs, and first two weeks of housing.

Ok, but what are you studying?

   My plan is to conduct participant observation among a large Pentecostal church congregation, most Ideally Hillsong. I would like to study young adult participation in these types of churches. Initially, I seek to understand why the current generation enters and stays with this type of worship. I would like to continue to my doctorate where I study the implications of this belief on their lives and the greater culture.

How does this research impact our world?

   Studying Evangelical religion is something that I feel very strongly about. On our increasingly secularized world, religious and non religious people are not understanding each other and butting heads more and more. I feel that fostering an understanding of each other through academics is my way of contributing to the national dialogue. My hope is that I will contribute to our current generation being able to work/respect each other when we rise to the age of political and social positions of power. 

You can view my research proposal at http://shannondresearch.webs.com/

My hope is that if you can't give anything to fund my project, that you share this on Facebook and other platforms to help me gain as much exposure as I can. Thanks so much for reading though this and I hope to have great news for everyone soon!




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  • $25USD
    Postcard from down under!

    Receive a postcard from me when I get there? Do you love the Opera House? Koalas? Let me know and I will find you a gorgeous postcard and send you a personalized thank you/update on my travels!

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    Estimated delivery: April 2013
  • $100USD
    Personalized gift from Sydney!

    Receive a care package from me while I complete my studies! Best chocolate candy? I know it! Best koala teddy bear? I'll find it! Each care package will be personalized and from the heart. Get some cool gifts and here about what I've been up to so far!

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    Sydney Care Package!

    Receive a care package from me while I complete my studies! Best chocolate candy? I know it! Best koala teddy bear? I'll find it! Each care package will be personalized and from the heart. Get some cool gifts and hear about what I've been up to so far!

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    Estimated delivery: May 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Personal Sydney Tour Guide!

    Always wanted to go to Sydney and the surrounding areas but it seemed overwhelming? Think that no more! For 1000 I will be your personal tour guide around the Sydney area for one week, showing you the natural and cultural treasures abounding there! I've amassed a great amount of knowledge about the area from my undergraduate foreign exchange and my knowledge will only continue to grow! Please note this trip must be scheduled while I am on academic break!

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