My name is Jackson and I’m a junior majoring in Political Science and Economics. I grew up in Oshkosh Wisconsin in a Catholic home, although I wouldn’t say religion has made a tremendous impact on how I live my life. I’m interested in the CRGC fellowship because I have seen the impact religion has made on other people’s lives and I want to better understand how religion affects people. I’ve seen religion’s ability to connect people to all over the world and I think there’s a lot to learn about how to connect people from different backgrounds. I hope to use my position to create a positive atmosphere on campus where people feel free to openly discuss topics of religion. It is my firm belief that everyone who is engaged in productive dialogue can grow from it and that’s what I want to bring to the CRGC. I look forward to helping different students and myself grow with our connection to religion.