Just a little more about me -
I spent the first 13 years of my life in a small town called San Cristobal, in Venezuela. I spoke only Spanish until 2005. My dad fought in Vietnam in the U.S. Army, and my mom was a Colombian foreign exchange student at Michigan State University when they met in the 70's.
I grew up Catholic. When we moved here in 2005, I put my faith in Christ because a friend from high school decided to persevere in sharing and modeling the gospel for me (thanks Giuly). As a broken 16 year old, I began a real relationship with God for the first time.
USF was where God called me into full-time vocational ministry (even though I tried to run from it for a while). I knew that I wanted to be part of a community of students my age who were walking through life together and pursuing God with all they had. I found that community at Cru. Through the bible studies, being consistently spiritually mentored by strong, faithful christian women, and several evangelistic summer mission trips, my passion for ministry flourished. It didn't hurt that I met Nick around the same time, and he was already headed that direction. Finally, in 2012, I felt God solidify my call to ministry while in East Asia with Cru, where I saw 13 of my Asian friends give their lives to Jesus. I knew then that I wanted to spend my life helping others find purpose, passion, and peace through a relationship with the only One who can give those things: Jesus.