Jeffrey Hunt, PHHS '16 and St. Joseph's University '2o
Senior Spotlight, July 17
Hey, I'm Jeff Hunt. I recently graduated from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. If I were to tell you what I did in college chronologically, that'd be boring. It would also be embarrassing to tell you how many mistakes I made. It would also be contradictory to what I am about to write --- don't fit into a box!! Anywho, I can tell you what I am proud of. I can tell you that I made friends that teach me cool things and listen to me with compassion - even through my worst mistakes. Oh and those mistakes - I've been lucky to change and grow after doing stupid things like drinking too much at a party or not preparing for an interview. In my junior year, I realized I could host an on-campus festival and invite my favorite band, local nonprofits, some businesses that do good work and student bands to an event - and it happened!! It felt good to create a space for community that night. I had internships with an insurance company and a tech company. I learned I didn't like those jobs at all - and I am proud of that! I was fortunate to lead faith/spirituality retreats throughout my time at school. Actually I spent my last weekend at school (before it got cut a little short) on one of our retreats. It felt good to end my time on campus listening and speaking to others honestly about our personal faith lives. Most important to this bio is that I am proud that I've had professors and mentors who have taught me to not fit into a box, to lead my life with courage and honesty, to have fun and be silly, and to have trust in where the Universe is leading me.
Most important to this bio is that I am proud that I've had professors and mentors who have taught me to not fit into a box, to lead my life with courage and honesty, to have fun and be silly, and to have trust in where the Universe is leading me.
I have recently made commitments for my next two years! In August I will be moving to a small, regenerative farm in Oregon for 9 months. And in the summer of 2021, I am volunteering for a year in Ecuador with a nonprofit called Rostro de Cristo. This experience was intended to start this summer, but hey(!) - the coronavirus has taught us to adapt and have fun, personal graduations at home. If I can offer a piece of advice, please surround yourself with people who allow you to be yourself and stretch you to be the best version of that. Cheers!