Campus Ministry Steward
Maylen's most memorable journey was when she took a J-term class called Makah Culture: Past and Present this past year. For half of the month of January, Maylen and fourteen other PLU students were right in the epicenter of Makah culture: the Makah reservation at Neah Bay, WA. The Makah are some of the most caring and generous people she has ever met, and the class had a chance to repay their kindness through service projects and community work. Her professor had also built an extremely strong relationship with the Makah people over the past 30 years, so the class got a true community welcome and experience. Maylen was able to be a part of something bigger than herself, and learn about the native culture of her own country, which is an experience she will never forget.