Service Scholars in Action

Student Scholar Spotlight

Chrissie Geels

IUPUI Senior, Paw’s Pantry Scholar

Chrissie Geels is an IUPUI senior studying Health Sciences in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

Her favorite experience as a SHJ Scholar:
“One of the best parts of being a SHJ Scholar is meeting all the other Scholars and hearing more about their passions. We have so much to learn from one another.”

Her favorite service project:
“Last year, I participated in IUPUI’s Day of Caring. We went to this very cool local non-profit called Teacher’s Treasures that provides much needed school supplies to underfunded public schools around Indianapolis.”

Her favorite quote:
"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." -African proverb

Her favorite snack:
Hummus!

Her advice to new SHJ scholars:
“Leave your comfort zone. Test the waters and try something new. You've got to put yourself out there and experience different things if you want to grow. Get comfortable being uncomfortable.”