My name is Jake Streeck, and I am a sophomore majoring in Spanish & probably International Studies. I am from Bayside, Wisconsin, where I was raised by a reformed Jewish mother and catholic father. Although I was born Jewish and had a Bar Mitzvah at 13, I have since been drawn toward secular humanism. My lack of religious identity is what makes religion so interesting to me, for although I do not subscribe to any one belief system, it is the belief systems of others that have crafted and will continue to craft so many aspects of global society. This is why I find it important to develop an understanding of other perspectives, and hence why I chose to apply for the CRGC program.