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