Jae NewmanDirector of International Engagement
Since I was born in South Korea, I have always been curious about different cultures and traditions. Although I’ve spent most of my life as a United States citizen, my personal experiences as an Asian American inform who I am in ways that connect me to the challenges and opportunities shared by many international students. As an educator and director, I’ve learned that being a community builder starts exploring the world beyond our area codes and geographical borders. I strive to help students feel more grounded or “home” at Roberts.
In my work at Roberts, I am passionate about helping students grow in professional and spiritual readiness for the challenges that are already on their horizon. I am committed to creating spaces where other curious students can learn and grow by exploring other cultures and see God in the multitudes, not singularities, of our human experience. In providing each other a table to join others, we do the real work of neighbors: make our world a more connected, unified place.