Cultural Diversity Student Leaders

 

Joanna Brauer

 

Major:

English; Film and German Minors

 

Class:

Senior

 

Interests:

Friends, great food, movies, music, intramurals, going for walks, and good conversations.

 

Enjoys most about cultural diversity at Covenant:

I really enjoy getting to know and live life with people from different backgrounds—learning from their experiences and seeing things from their perspective. The connections made through cultural diversity are invaluable and help enrich student life here, which I am grateful for.

 

 

 

 

Johnny Codington

 

Major:

Psychology

 

Minor:

Youth Ministry

 

Class:

Senior

 

Interests:

Jesus, music, close friends, journaling/writing, campfires, camp, and food!

 

Enjoys most about cultural diversity at Covenant:

Getting to know others with various backgrounds and seeing the similarities between my life and theirs. I also love seeing the ways that others bring in different perspectives on life to diversity.

 

 

 

 

Alex Cullen

 

Major:

Business

 

Minor:

Economics

 

Class:

Senior

 

Interests:

Music, history, economics, hiking, world travel, Germany, Australia, soccer, reading, languages, hanging out with friends.

 

Enjoys most about cultural diversity at Covenant:

Getting to know a bunch of people with varied cultural perspectives and learning about those cultures and the ways in which they are both similar to and different from mine. I enjoy the idea of a program that allows people to be themselves and not worry about whether or not they fit into the surrounding culture.

 

 

 

 

Kristie Jaya

 

Major:

Interdisciplinary Studies (concentrating in English, Community Development, and Marketing)

 

Class:

Junior

 

Interests:

mornings and sunrise, family, friends, the Church, traveling with people, good stories, books, movies, interesting and foreign food, laughs, quality time, baking various types of banana bread

 

Enjoys most about cultural diversity at Covenant:

Being able to connect with people who you never thought you'd be friends with! - and knowing that it's only by God's grace. Sharing different cultural food with each other is also one of the most fun things to do.

 

 

 

 

Pedro Martinez

 

Major:

Business, Concentration in Finance

 

Minors:

Biblical & Theological Studies and French

 

Class:

Sophomore

 

Interests:

pistachio ice cream, the historical Old Testament, world travel, international cuisine, Dominican Republic, Switzerland, missions in southeast Asia, pad Thai, tennis, ping-pong, translation, languages (Spanish and French), meeting new people, and hanging out with friends.

 

Enjoys most about cultural diversity at Covenant:

Getting to meet and hang out with people from a wide range of ethnic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds. I am thrilled to see people from different backgrounds coming together to share with others about their own backgrounds, learn about other cultures, and glorify the magnificence of our God's amazing creativity.

 

 

 

 

Hannah Taylor

 

Majors:

Art and Biblical & Theological Studies

 

Class:

Senior

 

Interests:

I am interested in the communication of Christ in and through contemporary art, academic theology, warm humid weather, sub-Saharan Africa and African diaspora.

 

Enjoys most about cultural diversity at Covenant:

I delight in the unconditional love fostered by a community of people who come together across cultures, and I appreciate the honesty I see in those seeking to follow Jesus faithfully in every situation. Also, Culture Fest is the highlight of my year.

 

 

 

 

James Taylor

 

Major:

History & Education Studies

 

Class:

Senior

 

Interests:

music, basketball, good cultural conversations, Taiwanese food, tropical weather, beaches, sunsets (I guess sunrises are pretty nice, too), and Jesus

 

Enjoys most about cultural diversity at Covenant:

Seeing the way God works in the lives of peoples and cultures around the world, hearing stories of where people come from, finding common interests with people totally different from myself, Diversity Worship Night is always a joy!

 

 

 

 

Hara Yoo

 

Major:

English

 

Minor:

Education

 

Class:

Junior

 

Interests:

Christ, fellowship, music, dance, Korea, swimming, and diversity

 

Enjoys most about cultural diversity at Covenant:

I think the fact that everyone is so different but that we are all made in God's image is amazing! I love how we can come together to form bonds and deep, meaningful, and lasting relationships with students from different countries. I have learned so much already from being here with other culturally diverse students and friends of mine.

 

 

 

 

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