Hi there! My name is Christa Blackstone, and I work with students from Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, International Students, and missionary kids. I grew up as a military kid, so I moved around a lot. But I now live in Springdale with my husband where we enjoy playing disc golf and running together. The first person I met at JBU was the campus safety officer. My dad and I were driving around campus and it was a little bit icy. And we broke a fence-we actually drove into a fence and broke it! So that's why the campus safety officer had to come and meet us. But the rest of my visit was great, everyone from the campus safety officer to the students, the professors, and the faculty were so friendly. And that's one of the reasons why I came to JBU. As an admissions counselor, I work with students thought the admissions process, review applications, travel to high schools and churches, skype with international students, and give tours of campus. In high school I was really unsure of where I wanted to go to college. But I chose JBU for a number of reasons, mainly because it was spiritually healthy and academically challenging. I was really amazed at the way that students and professors, faculty and staff went above and beyond to care for each other. And this taught me a lot about how to care and love other people in the body of Christ. Now I love working at JBU and I’m really passionate about sharing JBU with other students.