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Staff Profile: Jake Schneider

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013

Name: Jake Schneider
Department:  Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education
Length of SCU Employment: 4.5 months
Born & Lived:  Born in Ashland, WI, Lived in Sydney, Montana, Longmont, CO, San Diego, CA, Boston, MA, Santiago Chile
Early Life: I spent most of my early years in Longmont, Colorado where I attended St. John the Baptist Catholic Grade School and then Longmont High School. Involvements in High School included tennis and trumpet in the band and church youth group. Best memories include going up to Rocky Mountain National Park and Snowy Christmases at home.
Family:  Parents, Don and Sue; one sister, Elizabeth; one brother, Zach with a sister-in-law, Laura, and brand new nephew, Evan.
Most Meaningful Achievement: I think my most meaningful achievement was the experience Iived and the work I did during my two years in Chile. I was by no means successful all the time in the classroom, but I am proud of the way that experience shaped me, and tremendously grateful for the relationships cultivated, most especially with the students that I taught.
Why I came to SCU: I came to SCU to direct the Immersions Program. I was drawn by the Ignatian ideal of holistic education and the university’s commitment to integrating academic life with the formation of student toward a commitment to justice and service of others.
Previous Employer: Jesuit Volunteer Corps
In 5 years I Plan to Be: Hopefully in a Doctoral Program
Favorite Books/Series: East of Eden, Lord of the Rings
In My Spare Time:  I play volleyball whenever I get the chance. I play guitar. I like being outdoors, hiking, biking, etc. and I enjoy just spending time with people whether that means hosting at my house or being out and about.

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