Cultural Diversity Student Leaders

Abhinav Caleb

Abhinav Caleb

 

Places I have lived:

Dehradun, India; Coatesville, PA; Lookout Mountain, GA

 

Major:

Biology, Biomedical concentration

 

Favorite aspect of the diversity program:

Interacting with people from different parts of the world, learning about their culture and being amazed at how God brought us all here at this place.

 

Why I wanted to be a diversity leader:

Diversity leaders have this unique and amazing opportunity where it is part of their job description to get to know people and I love that.

 

The thing I am looking forward to most in the 2016-2017 academic year:

Being a part of senate, Diversity and taking O-Chem

 

Favorite books:

Harry Potter series, The Hobbit

 

Languages I speak:

English, Hindi

 

 


 

Abbi Carey

Abbi Carey

 


 

Peter Codington

Peter Codington

 

Places I have lived:

Sheffield/England until I was 8, Franklin/Tennessee until I was 13, and Dali/China until I was 17

 

Major:

Biology (but soon to be international studies!)

 

Favorite aspect of the diversity program:

That it creates community and unity among so many different cultural and racial backgrounds

 

Why I wanted to be a diversity leader:

To learn how to better serve and lead others, especially when using my own cultural experiences.

 

The thing I am looking forward to most in the 2016-2017 academic year:

Being both a Discipleship Coordinator and a Diversity Leader. I can't wait to serve and work with others and help them grow and love God and others more.

 

Favorite books:

Confessions by Augustine, Life and Diary of David Brainerd, Mission at Nuremberg, Skeletons in the Zahara (and many others!)

 

Languages I speak:

English, minimal Spanish (mainly written), and minimal Mandarin.

 

 


 

Kristie Jaya

Kristie Jaya

 


 

Caryn Jones

Caryn Jones

 


 

Pedro Martinez

Pedro Martinez

 

Places I have lived:

West Palm Beach, Florida; Santiago, Dominican Republic; Geneva, Switzerland; Nyon, Switzerland; Bangkok, Thailand; Tak Fa, Thailand; San Diego, California; New York, New York.

 

Major:

Business

 

Favorite aspect of the diversity program:

Getting to know people from different backgrounds and Culture Fest

 

Why I wanted to be a diversity leader:

Because when I came to Covenant a great group of people known as Diversity leaders got to show me around school, around town, and made me fells at home so I want to do the same thing for more Scots to come.

 

The thing I am looking forward to most in the 2016-2017 academic year:

Getting to know people, getting to new classes in my major, and working with student leadership.

 

Favorite books:

Le Chaid, Missing Presumed Dead, Les Miserables.

 

Languages I speak:

English, Spanish, and French.

 

 


 

Gracie Woodrow

Gracie Woodrow

 

Places I have lived:

Nampula, Mozambique. Johannesburg, ZA. Lookout Mt, Georgia

 

Major:

Community Development

 

Favorite aspect of the diversity program:

My all time favorite hour of the week was Diversity Bible Study. It is incredibly refreshing in the midst of a crazy week to have an hour of worshiping and refocusing with like-minded believers.

 

Why I wanted to be a diversity leader:

The diversity program was a huge help to me when I first came to Covenant. It is beautiful to be fully known and fully loved. I would love to help people share their stories, feel heard, and find acceptance through the diversity program, the way I did.

 

The thing I am looking forward to most in the 2016-2017 academic year:

Having a work-study that consists of getting to know people and finding out about my Community Development internship for next summer.

 

Favorite books:

AMara Daughter of the Nile, Pursuit of Holiness, Right Ho Jeeves, Scarlet Pimpernel, A Little Princess, Importance of being Ernest, A Shepherd looks at Psalm 23, Chameleon Days.

 

Languages I speak:

English and Portuguese

 

“The strong community, and fellowship in the Lord in an academic environment certainly impacted my decision towards the college. Covenant also seemed to be more interested in the individual than the financial aspect, which sets them apart from other colleges. Students are treated as people and not numbers. Not to mention it’s like living in a castle in the clouds, who wouldn’t want that?”
 - Larissa Lira Santos '19

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Indonesia to Covenant | Jane Tjahjono '15
Jane discusses her experience of coming from her home in Indonesia to study at Covenant, and describes her life on campus.