Jessica Zarik is a junior at Aquinas College from Crown Point, Indiana. She is studying community leadership and international studies with a minor in Spanish.
Jessica is a passionate advocate for social justice and service leadership. On campus, Jessica is involved with the Social Action Committee and is president of Habitat for Humanity. She also has been an active participant with the Aquinas College service learning department, a group that brings her two passions together. Through the service learning department, Jessica has participated in alternative spring break trips that have impacted her life perspective. She also works as a social media assistant for the Campus Ministry deparment and as an orientation leader.
Jessica chose Aquinas after a visit to to the college left her longing to return to the beautiful campus and the city of Grand Rapids. Now, three years in to her college experience, Jessica couldn't be more confident in her college decision. "I've had so many opportunities at Aquinas to discover who I am and grow into the person I'm meant to be. It's given me an incredible community of friends and mentors. I think I have found the right fit studying community leadership and Spanish because I love the nonprofit scene in Grand Rapids. The community leadership program has a lot of hands-on experiences tied into the classes and requires an internship, so I feel like I am gaining really useful skills."
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