I am serving on the finance team as a financial analyst.
Although I grew up Catholic, the idea of having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ was completely foreign to me. I saw the faith as something that was part of my life, but also as something that had boundaries and would not affect other areas of my life such as: friendships, my career, and pretty much life from Monday to Saturday. Upon entering college in the Fall of 2015 at West Virginia University I immediately dropped practicing the faith in place for partying and living the so called “college dream”. It only took me a few months to realize that this “dream”, that so many have highly regarded, was the least fulfilling pursuit I have ever entered. I was left unhappy, depressed, unknown, and lacking an identity. By the Grace of God I happened to meet a FOCUS missionary who become my first real friend in college and it was in this friendship that a revival of not only my faith but my entire life started. I was invited to join a bible study and hang out with friends which all provided an answer for the desires of my heart. However, the best thing which I was invited into was prayer, and this is where I first came to know Jesus. Since starting to pray daily I have come to know that my identity is not as a sinner who is completely unable to fulfill myself but rather as a beloved son of God.
Over the last two years I have served at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA where I walked with and discipled (mentored) students to grow in their faith by praying daily, serving the poor, and putting God at the center of their lives. My time at Harvard has come to an end and I have since transitioned to continuing to work for FOCUS by working in their finance department.