Student Snapshot: Anastasia Young '14
Hometown: Butte, Mont.
Major(s): Nursing and religion
I am the co-commissioner for Campus Ministry Commission. I’ve been involved with CMC since my freshman year through Bible studies, outreach, worship and Habitat for Humanity trips.
I am also an Interfaith Scholar, so I’ll work with the Forum on Faith and Life and the Interfaith Youth Core to help foster conversations on campus about both interfaith (conversations between people of different religions) and intrafaith (conversations between people of the same religion).
What brought you to Concordia?
The study abroad program at Concordia was a huge draw for me. I spent the fall of 2011 studying in India and it changed my life. I was already involved with campus ministry, but my experiences with Jesus had always been self-serving. After seeing the social-justice Jesus working in India, I see and experience everything differently. I’ve really reflected on what it means to live simply and how I can use my privilege to better the world.
I’m also a people person, so the relationships I’ve built with classmates and faculty has really solidified my choice. It is obvious that the faculty care about me and want to help me succeed.
What is your dream job?
I want to work with holistic medicine – where medicine and religion come together. I want to help bring affordable healthcare to marginalized populations. The opportunities I’ve had at Concordia have really made my college experience unique, and this is the intersection of many of my passions – religion, medicine, social justice and service.