Graduation year: 2014
Hometown: Ashburn, VA
Major: International Relations; Minor in French
Involvement at Wheaton: Justice Coalition, International Justice Mission, Wheaton African Students Association, Intramural Basketball, Intramural Kickball
About Me: I Was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. After the first war began in 1996, my family was forced to leave and hence we were able to seek refuge in the US. I live with my mom and two younger siblings; Ruth and Wilson. My dad is a lawyer in Africa. I played football in high school and was fortunate enough to win two state championships. Nevertheless, there's still a part of me that wants to go back and invest in developing parts of the world by trying to reform the educational system in Africa or trying to create long term institutions that will help stabilize some of the security concerns there.
Why Wheaton? First and foremost, I was drawn to Wheaton because of its reputation of providing a high-class education along with producing great servants of God who go on to do amazing things. Wheaton also has a good track record of bringing in a lot of diverse students with very different backgrounds and finding a way to unite all of them on campus. Eventually, I think it just felt right to come to a school like this.
Describe Wheaton in three words: Anomalous, Challenging, Intentional
Favorite Wheaton class: U.S. Foreign Policy with Dr. Amstutz
What makes Wheaton unique? Honestly, I think the professors are probably the best thing about this place. We have top-notch professors who are specialists in their area of expertise. What does justice mean to you? Basically, I think justice comes down to God-given rights that must be protected by the State and the Church. Also, it's important to note that Jesus calls us to be "peacemakers" in Matthew 5:8. This shows us that conflict and wars will unfortunately be inevitable during our years on earth. As a result, those of us who are able to restore order and justify our actions in a loving manner will be rewarded in the afterlife.