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Dr Baishakhee Christina Pal, B.S., S.T.B., M.A., S.T.L., S.T.D.

Senior Academic Tutor & Quality Assurance Manager

Christina.jpg Dr Baishakhee Christina Pal is a consecrated virgin. She was raised in a non-practising Hindu household. Prior to her conversion, she studied physiology at the University of Southern California, earning a Bachelor of Science degree.

Her conversion to the Catholic Faith happened in the midst of a very Evangelical Protestant environment. Having almost no experience of the Catholic Church prior to her conversion, she had to learn everything as an adult. After her conversion, Dr Pal was a retreat leader and a catechist in a Catholic parish, teaching high school confirmation classes, RCIA, and adult education. She also worked for St. Joseph Communications, a Catholic apostolate dedicated to apologetics and evangelisation. She continued her philosophical and theological education at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome, Italy, where she earned an S.T.B, an M.A. in Theology with a specialisation in Thomistic Studies, an S.T.L. with a specialisation in Dogma and a Doctorate in Sacred Theology. Her doctoral dissertation is entitled The Canonical Scriptures as the Separated Instrument of Divinely Revealed Truth: A Thomistic Exposition and Application of the Metaphysics of Instrumental Causality for Understanding the Canonical Scriptures as the Separated Instrument of Christ. Dr Pal has worked as an adjunct professor of Theology for the Distance Learning Programme of the Augustine Institute online, and for the Rome Programme of Christendom College on site in Rome, Italy.

Dr Pal is a senior faculty member and lecturer in Theology. In addition to lecturing and tutoring for students working on the Diploma Programme as well as the Bachelor’s in the New Evangelisation, Dr Pal is working on the development of the School’s online learning platform, learning management system, and website.