ARCC Leader Since: 2017
Programs as a Leader: Africa Gap, East Africa Gap, New Frontiers Gap, Latin America Gap
Education: Hanover College – B.A. in International Studies
JP grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, but spent his teenage years living on a farm in rural southeast Indiana. I’ve been bumping around the world for a while now, and have had some awesome opportunities to travel and live abroad. After college he spent almost 3 years living in Senegal as a Peace Corps Volunteer, and just recently returned from 9 months living and working in Benin. In between he has traveled extensively throughout Europe, Africa, and Southeast Asia. He is a huge soccer fan, and loves playing every chance he gets. He spends as much time outside as possible and tries to hike, bike, and backpack everywhere he can. He reads a lot and loves to cook, but mostly because he really likes to eat. People say he sing a lot. He tries to focus on owning less and experiencing more every single day.