When I think back to my time in undergrad at American University, Chi Alpha is always one of the first things that comes to mind. It was in Chi Alpha that I first found a home away from home freshman year. It was through Chi Alpha that I grew in my faith, strengthen my relationship with Jesus, and learned what it means to live in community. It was also through Chi Alpha that I developed my leadership skills and made connections between my faith and social justice. Working now for an anti-slavery organization, I can clearly see how my years in Chi Alpha helped bring me here. Being surrounded by others who so boldly followed the command to do justice, love kindness, and walk humbly with God helped me grow into the person I am today and certainly helped me find passions that led me down this career path. I am grateful for the AU Chi Alpha community, not only because I made some of my best friends there, but also because it helped make me who I am today.
[Published: September 18, 2017]