I was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri (home to the Kansas City Chiefs!) I have one brother that I love dearly. I am a senior Biology major on a Pre-Med track. I enjoy doing many different things. I love sports. I love to travel. I’ve been to the Philippines, Canada, and all over the US of A. I love music. I hate roller coasters. I love the Dark Knight and so does Colin McDonald.
I have done service throughout my life, but I got involved in the CCSJ for the first time my sophomore year. It all started when I lived on the Cortina Community floor. My first service trip was to Pilsen in Chicago and it was such a great experience. I coordinated the next two service & justice trips I went on to Mason Apartments in Omaha and Stroud, Oklahoma. Both experiences were great and I am very excited to be even more involved in the CCSJ and look forward to the great things we’ll be doing. :)
My name is Annie and I’m a senior from St. Louis, Missouri. I am majoring in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Special Education, and am very excited to be working in the CCSJ and being on Core Team for the Service & Justice trips this year. I have been influenced by my volunteer and work experiences at camps for kids with disabilities and by high school trips to La Chinantla, Mexico and Biloxi, Mississippi. Through the CCSJ, I traveled to West Virginia, Sioux City, Chicago, and the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in Washington D.C. I am looking forward to spreading the word on campus about all the CCSJ has to offer and spending quality time in the office!
Hello, my name is Andi Hinnenkamp. I’m from a small town around Wichita, KS and grew up as an only child. Coming to Creighton was a huge change for me, but because of the CCSJ and all of those involved with it, I have felt very comfortable at Creighton. Yet, being involved with the CCSJ, along with the Cortina Community, has pushed me well outside of my old box. Two years ago, I spent the summer in DC interning for NETWORK and learned so much about the political process in action, which is helpful for me as I pursue degrees in political science and history. My largest passions lean toward economic justice and peace, which are so interrelated. I’m excited for this next year in the CCSJ, to get people excited about service but more importantly to push people past just serving but to also advocate for societal changes.
I am from the small town of Sterling, Colorado and am majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in Biology. Since freshman year, I have slowly become more involved in service and justice at Creighton. Living in the Cortina Community my Sophomore year was extremely formative for me and caused me to want to be more involved in the service and justice aspect of Creighton. My first Service & Justice Trip was to El Paso, TX after which I was fortunate enough to lead a great group to Sioux City, IA last fall.
I enjoy playing games with my two brothers and spending time with my cousins. Working in the office last year, I was able to co-coordinate the Siena/Francis House weekly service site with two awesome people. Senior year I am blessed to be a part of the Service & Justice Trips Core team with some extraordinary individuals!
I grew up in the Great Midwest in the hard-working town of Columbia, MO. I am the oldest of three and have two fun, loving siblings. I am a Psychology major and Biology minor. Currently, my plan is to pursue medical school sometime after graduation. I am very eager to continue the process of learning about justice and being in community with the many diverse people of this world as I work in the CCSJ and am on the Service & Justice Trip Core Team.
My service journey began in the Cortina Community Sophomore year. While in the program I was fortunate enough to go on a CCSJ Service & Justice trip to the Siena/Francis House. The following year I headed west to coordinate a wonderful group of participants to Wind River, Wyoming. I am an avid runner, always up for a game of cards and soak up the time laughing with others. Without hesitation I can say I am very thrilled to be a part of the CCSJ staff and to learn from fellow staff members and individuals involved with the office!
Hi! I am a senior nursing student from Phoenix, Arizona. I first got involved with the CCSJ during my sophomore year when I went on my first Service & Justice trip to Montgomery, AL. It was such a great experience that I decided to go on another trip in the fall to El Paso, TX and then led a trip to the Omaha Siena/Francis House this past spring. Each trip has been an amazing experience and have inspired me to continue working with the CCSJ. I look forward to working on the Service & Justice Trips Core Team and being able to share my experiences with others.
Aside from service trips, I absolutely love traveling. This past summer I went to the Dominican Republic as a part of the ILAC Medical Program. The prior two summers I spent in Spain and Costa Rica! After I graduate, I would love the opportunity to travel abroad and serve others through nursing.
Aloha. I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, but somehow made my way to Nebraska for college. I am a senior, pre-med student majoring in Biology with a Justice and Peace Studies minor. My first experience with the CCSJ was a Service & Justice Trip to Montgomery, AL. I have since led trips to Calhoun City, MS and Sioux City, IA and last summer I had the opportunity to study abroad in Peru. I’m excited to be a part of this amazing organization this year!
Hi there! I am a senior Political Science major with minors in Spanish and Justice and Peace Studies. After willingly leaving the great city of St. Louis, MO (Go Cards!) to come to Nebraska, I found a home in the CCSJ. I went on my first collegiate service trip my freshman year to St. Mary of the Woods, IN, but that was actually my third service trip. In high school, I went to Reynosa, Mexico and New Orleans, LA, both of which sparked my fondness for service trips. During my time as a part of the Cortina community, I went on two service trips to South Omaha and Chicago. After sophomore year, I spent the month of May studying in Spain, and spent the Fall 2011 semester in Washington D.C., interning at the Center for American Progress. I was fortunate enough to be able to join my Creighton friends when they came to D.C. for the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice. I am absolutely in love with D.C. and plan on living there someday. I am so excited to be a part of the Service & Justice Trips CORE Team and cannot wait for the adventures that are sure to come!
My name is Chris and I am a senior Theology major with a co-major in Secondary Education. I grew up with my parents and younger brother Nick in the great small town of Spearfish, South Dakota. I was able to be a part of the Cortina community my sophomore year, which exposed me to issues of Social Justice and got me thinking about my role in engaging with these issues. Along with this, my service trips to Mississippi and New Orleans taught me a great deal about the need for love in the world, and inspired me to continue to grow in understanding how I can live a life of love rooted in faith that promotes justice. I am a pretty avid ping-pong player and I enjoy bonfires, movies, reading, being outside, food, and spontaneous adventures. I love laughing, listening to others, and always appreciate a good life chat. I am excited be a student coordinator this year at the CCSJ, especially to get to know some amazing people while growing and learning alongside them!