Bryce Couperus

Hello! My name is Bryce and I am a Junior studying Russian and Criminal Justice. I was raised in a strong Christian home and am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Religion has always been an important part of my life and has shaped my worldview and the person I am today. I actively participate in my local congregation where I currently serve as an instructor for Sunday meetings. Among other religious opportunities, I previously had the unique experience of living in Russia and Kazakhstan for two years as a volunteer. During my time there I was able to interact with individuals from a variety of diverse backgrounds, which has left a profound impact on my life and has fueled a desire to learn of other religions and cultures. I am excited to be able to connect and interact with other fellows and individuals throughout the upcoming year as we learn from each other’s experiences and encourage understanding and cooperation between different faith groups and beliefs.