Hometown: Ahwatukee, AZ
Major: Economics and Spanish
Position on SG: EVP of Global Engagement
Involvement at Wheaton: Football (2009-2011), Football Team Chaplain (2012), Wheaton Football Ministry Partnership (2010, 2012), Global and Experiential Learning Cabinet (2012)
Why SG? Fredrich Beuchner once said that "The place God calls you to is where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet." Wheaton is exploring uncharted territory as it evolves and begins to find its identity as a global Christian university, and Student Government is a place where I hope to help to plot the course.
About me: I was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ, along with my two fantastic siblings: Cade, a lively sixteen-year-old manchild who is pumped about his new license, and Haley, a lovely, strong, and independent young woman in her second year of college. The rest of "Team V" is rounded out by my loving and eternally encouraging parents Chris and Jeff. I followed the footsteps of my aunt Debbie Rayburn '77 (formerly Debbie Dewhirst) in going to Wheaton.
Why Wheaton? Everyone says it, because it is true: I chose Wheaton because of the people.
What would you like to achieve by being a part of Student Government this year? Studying and serving abroad have been two of the most growing and memorable parts of my Wheaton career, and have helped to develop my worldview into a more global perspective. I want to mobilize and develop other students by increasing the opportunity for them to go abroad and through making Wheaton more accessible to international students.
When you’re not studying or working on projects, where can you be found on campus? Downtown Chicago. The city has so much to offer, I can't stop exploring. Describe Wheaton in three words: Intentional, concentrated, impactful.
How has the Wheaton Community impacted you? The Wheaton Community has given me the opportunity to not only serve and pour into the lives of others, but has taught me how to be served and how to be poured into.