Joshua Moreno ’16 selected Wheaton College purely based on reviews and photographs from a Google search for “Top Christian schools.”
“My first time on campus was two days before orientation,” Joshua says. “I actually went to the Billy Graham Center instead of the admissions office—I had no idea where I was.”
After joining student organizations including Unidad Cristiana and reflecting on a challenge from alumni couple Reginald ’81 and Patricia Archibald Bass ’86 to “think critically about my experience as a Hispanic male,” Joshua served as a resident assistant for Wheaton’s B.R.I.D.G.E. program. During this experience, Joshua began to “explore what it means to be Hispanic” both as a first-generation college student and a first-generation Mexican-American.
“B.R.I.D.G.E. was a solidifying factor in me wanting to serve under-represented communities,” Joshua says.
Joshua began to take pre-law courses on campus and competed in moot court competitions, with his sights set on becoming a public defender. He sees his forthcoming graduation as a celebration for all who have contributed to his Wheaton experience.
NAME: JOSHUA MORENO ’16
MAJOR: ENGLISH WRITING
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: UNIDAD CRISTIANA, STUDENT GOVERNMENT, STUDENT ALUMNI BOARD, BUILDING ROADS TO INTELLECTUAL DIVERSITY AND GREAT EDUCATION (B.R.I.D.G.E.) RESIDENT ASSISTANT, DISCOVERY INITIATIVE
FUN FACT: JOSHUA TOOK FIRST PLACE IN THE 2015 ILLINOIS LATINO LAW STUDENT ASSOCIATION’S MOOT COURT COMPETITION