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  • Meet the Honduras Team: Karisa F.

    Section: Sports Perf.

    2017 Teams: Sports Perf. - Honduras

    Sports Perf. - Honduras

    Karisa, the assistant tour director, is a year-long intern athletic trainer in the Sports Performance Department at Athletes in Action. She is from Colorado, and she graduated from Northwestern College (Iowa) in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in athletic training and physical education.

    As a student, she had the opportunity to study sport and body culture in the Czech Republic. During her senior year, she interned with the Northwestern College wrestling team for a season.

    Recently, she enjoyed working with AIA’s post-college men’s basketball team this past fall and a youth baseball league this spring. In August, she will begin graduate school at Northern Illinois University where she will also serve as a teaching graduate assistant.  Ultimately, Karisa is passionate about using the platform of athletic training and teaching to seize opportunities to encourage others as a result of building an authentic relationship with them.

    When asked about the tour, Karisa said, "I am excited to see how God will bring our team together in a way that will allow us to learn from each other and be a blessing to the people that we interact with in Honduras."

    -Karisa for the team

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  • Meet the X Project Team: Emily

    Section: X Project

    Team Notes ( Non- Project): AIA X Project

    2017 Teams: X Project - Ohio

    X Project - Ohio

    Hey! I’m Emily.  I am currently between positions as Owen and I welcomed our baby girl, Maisie, in December. I’m originally from Washington and moved when Owen and I got married two years ago.  This is my second X Project and I love how it integrates the interns’ vocational skills with ministry.  Most people don’t realize how valuable administrative skills are in ministry and I hope students see their part in the Great Commission through this internship.

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  • Meet the X Project Team: Owen

    Section: X Project

    2017 Teams: X Project - Ohio

    X Project - Ohio

    My name is Owen and I work as the Operations Director for the Campus Ministry. This summer will be my second X Project as a staff member and third as a supervisor.

    I’ve been married to my wife, Emily, for two years and we just had our first child, Maisie, at the end of December and are finishing up our fixer-upper home. I am excited for X Project because athletes and students get to see first hand how their skills and majors can aid the Great Commission in a real and practical way. I’m fairly passionate about seeing students understand what role that they can play in the Great Commission.

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