Myra McNeill is a Pittsburgh native and graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 2000 with a concentration in Cultural Studies. She credits her Sarah Lawrence faculty advisor for first bringing up the idea of Divinity School, though it would take her four years to actually give the idea some thought. In the meantime, she worked in Westchester County New York running school-age childcare programs, the last of which catered to children in the mental health system. During her time at YDS, Myra enjoyed taking part in all aspects of YDS community life, coordinating student groups and serving on various committees. She also developed a great appreciation for pastoral care and counseling, and is considering pursuing further study in that area in the future.