Student Profile: Tanis Rozeveld
We like to joke that the average Alma College student is involved in a dozen organizations and activities, but Tanis Rozeveld proves that leadership is no laughing matter.
When she isn’t participating in activities related to Phi Sigma Sigma, the Chapel or the Public Affairs Institute, the McBain junior serves on the New Life Leadership Committee.
In addition, Rozeveld is a chemistry teaching assistant, track team member and chair of 30 Hour Famine.
“I really like the number of opportunities we have at Alma to get involved,” she says. “Each opportunity has allowed me to meet a lot of people and make friends.”
Rozeveld also has taken advantage of Alma’s travel opportunities. Through her membership in the Center for Responsible Leadership, she and her roommate volunteered at a children’s home in Mexico over Christmas break.
“It was amazing to be immersed in a different culture and to see how Mexico’s social services differ from ours,” she says. “We plan to start a children’s home, so the experience was a great opportunity to see how one is ran.”
Given her passion for service, Rozeveld’s busy schedule is unlikely to slow down anytime soon. This summer, the Posey Global Fellow traveled to Sierra Leone to volunteer in a hospital.
“Giving back feels good, but it is more than that,” she says. “If I’m going to do something, I want to be doing something that will make a difference in someone’s life.”