Student Government


Tessa Larsen

Tessa Larsen

Graduation year:  2014

Hometown:  Minnestrista, MN

Major:  Business and Economics

Position on SG:  Senior Class President

Why SG?  Student Government seemed like a great way for me to serve my community while developing a greater understanding of the strategy and ideology behind Wheaton College. 

About Me:  Spending the first 15 years of my life in the sunshine state of Florida, I could usually be found outside building forts, battling in pinecone wars, or adventuring through the woods with my brothers. After moving to the frozen tundra of Minnesota the summer before my sophomore year of high school, I still spent most of my time outside, but this time on the lake. I am the middle child of five with parents who love to entertain, which means there's never a dull moment at home. After graduation, I hope to eventually work alongside my dad in starting large-scale agricultural enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa that help to provide jobs for the local people.  

Why Wheaton? Unlike most Wheaton students, initially I didn't choose Wheaton. I transferred to Wheaton my junior year, which ended up being one of my better decisions. I wanted my college experience to be a time of spiritual, emotional, and intellectual growth. For me, Wheaton has been a place where the combination of intentional community and rigorous academic courses has helped shaped me into the person I am today. 

What would you like to see happen as a result of being on Student Government this year?  One of the most significant things I would like to see happen this year on Student Government is establishing greater engagement between the senior class and all the other classes. It is easy to check out during senior year, but it is my goal to keep this year’s seniors, myself included, involved and invested in this unique community.

Favorite Wheatonism:  Wanna check CPO?

Most memorable experience at Wheaton: All-School Communion.

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