Graduation Year: 2016
Major: Christian Education: Youth Ministry Certificate and International Relations
About Me: I am an MK (Missionary Kid), and grew up in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama. I have moved 17 times and am fluent in Spanish. I have two awesome parents and a beautiful little sister, Sydney.
Why Wheaton? Initially, I didn't want to attend a Christian college. I didn't even hear about Wheaton until November of my senior year. I blindly applied and after being accepted, I visited in April. It's probably a good thing that I visited in the spring, rather than the cold cold cold winter. After sitting in on some of the classes, I knew that this is where I would spend the next four years of my life. The mix between teachers who cared for their students and the loving community was what sold it for me.
Why OC? I applied for OC because of the impact O-Week had on me freshman year. Having moved around so many times growing up, I found the importance in feeling welcomed and having a smooth transition. So, I wanted to give back to the Wheaton community and help those transitioning into college. Second, it looked like fun. I was so wrong. OC is way more fun than I thought it'd be.
Favorite place on campus? Joe Bean Stadium
Describe Wheaton in three words: Friends, Food, Fun
Favorite Wheatonism: "Intinction"
Most memorable experience at Wheaton (or part of a Wheaton program): The Orientation Committee retreat was probably one of my favorite memories at Wheaton. We went up to a lake house in Wisconsin. I don't think I've ever laughed that much for that amount of time.
What makes Wheaton unique? The loving and caring nature of the faculty and staff. Favorite CU or campus event:
My favorite CU event: Probably the NEEDTOBREATHE concert. Drew Holcomb opened for them and it was an awesome performance.
What person at Wheaton has had the greatest impact on you and why? I would say that the ARD for Fischer, Justin McCoy, has had the greatest impact on me. He is my mentor for CLC (Community Life Council) and has taught me many things regarding leadership, conflict, taking care of your team, and being content with where you are at now in life.