Cameron Kritikos

From Berwyn, IL

Highschool: Riverside Brookfield High School

Class of 2016
Future Alma Mater:
Calvin University

Independent Student of the Day

Cameron Kritikos is a sophomore at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI.  He is currently studying international development, Spanish, and church-based community development.

Cameron was raised in Chicago, Illinois which instilled in him a love of great food, architecture, and sports. Cameron has a great sense of adventure and a zest for life.  His favorite activities include tubing, ice skating, and even cliff jumping.

He also is a huge proponent of sustainability and living in ways that respect creation.  Cameron spearheads an effort to collect food typically thrown away and instead donates it to area ministries.  Since starting the Calvin College chapter of the Food Recovery Network, he has helped collect more than 4,000 pounds of food from the campus dining hall that he donates to five organizations around Grand Rapids.

My motivation

What motivates me to do this work and to be the person I am is my awareness that I can be a part of God's plans to reconcile the world to Himself.  We have the privilege to be active in the work of reconciliation and I can find no better motivator than to be a part of God's work.

My latest accomplishments

My latest accomplishment was having the Food Recovery Network – I started the Calvin College chapter – featured on the local news, which I thought was cool!  But all the glory be to God for that as more and more people are aware of this movement as a result!

Next big goal

My next big goal is to expand the Food Recovery Network so that we are able to recover food twice a day and ultimately recover roughly 10,000 pounds a year.  I would like Calvin to become a campus where our waste is minimal and for us to be leaders in the sustainability movement/creation care movement!

Why is choosing your own path important?

This is a good question. I think that part of it is choosing my own path, but the other part is responding to the calling of your life.  At an early age, I chose to be a person who was going to be active in fighting for justice. The path that I have chosen is not so much about a job or clubs to join, but the type of person I want to be. I have chosen to live a life of humility and hope to be able to live in a way that allows others to flourish.

Favorite place on campus

My favorite place is the Chapel.

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