JVC NW Yakima 15
Fun Fact: Enjoys fiction writing.
What experiences brought you to JVC’s Staff?
I spent a semester abroad through the Casa de la Solidaridad program in El Salvador, which set me on the path I’m on now. My outdoor education experiences in college also informed my interest in JVC’s value of simple living.
Where did you go to college and how did the experience shape you?
I studied writing and Spanish at Loyola University Maryland. Loyola gave me an entry point into Ignatian spirituality and also helped me discover some personal passions–writing, speaking Spanish, outdoor access, and others–that are a big part of my life now.
What makes you laugh?
I think it’s funny when the absurd is taken as true or sincere. That happens among friends when a silly joke is deepened through ten minutes of additional conversation, or in movies like Hunt for the Wilderpeople.
What is most rewarding about your role at JVC?
When a JV comes up to me at Orientation and reminds me that I spoke in their class way back in the fall, or when they remember who I am just by a half-day interaction at their alma mater. That makes me feel like our recruiting work has real, direct impact on others.
What do you wish other people knew about JVC?
I wish people knew how much our staff care about the work we do. I feel like decisions are made with many voices at JVC, and after a lot of reflection. Both things are a testament to the care our staff have for the mission.