- Department: Foreign/Classical Languages
- University: University of North Carolina Wilmington
- Location: North Carolina
My first mission trip to Nicaragua last summer was an event that changed me. I thought I would join the group heading down to Chinandega to help out with my language skills in Spanish, but the people there helped me to open my eyes and my heart. Through unplugging from technology and joining with other believers to lay the ground work for a school in a town without access to public education, I felt God's presence in a palpable way. I began seeing with a filter of love and renewed compassion, a gift that I was not expecting. This experience ignited a passion in me to always be on the lookout to serve. I realized that I don't need a mission trip to be God's hands and feet.
My favorite quote is "If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart." ~Nelson Mandela
Another favorite is "Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth." ~Muhammed Ali
Friends describe me
Organized and upbeat.
Traveling, salsa dancing, reading, exercising and trips to the beach.
Fantasy dinner guests
Best advice I ever received
Don't wish away your life - Someone told me this when I said, "I just can't wait to be done with school and..." It reminds me to be present in the moment whether it is a peak or a valley.
My undergrad alma mater
My worst subject in school
In college I drove
If I weren't a professor, I would
Something related to the Psychology field.
The Bible, The Alchemist and The Purpose-Driven Life.
Gladiator, Avatar and anything with suspense.
Right now it's Buenos Aires.
Port City Java.
Nobody knows I
Most people do not know I was in a few commercials while living in Ecuador.
My latest accomplishment
Completing a successful study abroad program in Buenos Aires, Argentina with a group of 23 students.