I am going into my junior year at Johnson University in Knoxville, Tennessee. I’m pursuing a degree in Cross Cultural Media Communication. I was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri but have fallen in love with the mountains of Tennessee. You can most often find me at a coffee shop, watching the sunset or searching for a new succulent. I also love spending time with family and friends. I am so excited to partner with what God is already doing in and through Mission Indy and am looking forward to what is in store for this summer.
I just finished my freshman year at Johnson University in Knoxville, TN, and I’ll be returning as a junior in the fall. My major is urban studies, and with that, I’d love to do missions work in some sort of urban setting for the rest of my life. I have a heart for working with the homeless and poor in our cities - a people group that is often overlooked. In addition to urban missions, I’m also passionate about language and social justice. I’ve studied French and Spanish for multiple years, and would love an opportunity to use these skills this summer. Additionally, I have volunteered with my local domestic violence shelter for many years, and wish to keep working in an environment that allows me to love and empower those who need it most. I think this internship will be a great opportunity to use the skills God has given me, and to learn more about what He is calling me to do with my life!
My name is Samantha! I am currently a student in Johnson University's Intercultural Studies Program, and upon completion of this internship, I will be an official graduate! I live in the small town of White Pine, Tennessee, with a library within walking distance and a donkey to feed down the road. In my spare time I enjoy reading historical fiction, taking long walks and hikes, snuggling my dog, and sharing Chai teas with family and friends. I am looking forward to seeing Indianapolis for the first time and allowing God to share new insights on this new opportunity.