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Student Leader Profile: Christian Rodriguez

Name: Christian Rodriguez

Major: international relations & psychology (minors and specializations: business, Spanish, pre-law)

Hometown: Miami, FL

High School: Mater Academy Charter High School

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Fav Food: Chicken Cordon Bleu

Fav Color: white and royal blue (equally) 

Fav. Class: International Cooperation and Conflict (POLS 207) with Professor McBride.

Most embarrassing Calvin memory: Being from Miami, FL, I had never seen snow in my life. The first time I saw snow all of my friends were documenting my reactions on their phones. Till this day, they still show me the videos.

Christian is one of the many exemplary Calvin students, who are constantly making an impact at Calvin. He proves there are endless opportunities here, and continues to take advantage of them.

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Advice to prospective students:

  • Be open-minded.
  • Be organized.
  • Take as many courses as you can your first year. You will begin to notice what you really enjoy and might even change or add a major/minor.
  • Talk to professors and build friendships with them.

Campus Involvement: Orientation Leader, Student Senate [Vice President of Administration], On-Campus Job [Career Center as a Career Ambassador]

Best Calvin Memory: the friendships I got to build with my honors cluster class: History of the West and World I (HIST 151) and Introduction to the History of Art (ARTH 101). I met many wonderful students and till today we still remain great friends. We also went to Chicago as a class. Professor Luttikhuizen and Professor Kim unquestionably made both classes very enjoyable and welcoming.