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Who's Who?

Here are a few short profiles of the young men and women who will be serving as volunteers during the 2013-2014 school year. The Cristo Rey community is grateful for their generous commitment of time and talent. We are truly blessed to have them with us!

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Daniel Barrera

Daniel Barrera is from Miami, Florida where he attended Belen Jesuit High School. In 2012, he graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A. in Liberal Studies and Spanish. Daniel worked in Washington D.C. at the U.S. House of Representatives as an intern and was involved in the Institute for Latino Studies at Notre Dame. At Cristo Rey, Daniel teaches Freshman Spanish and is heavily involved in college counseling and assisting in student preparation for college testing.

Paul Bubash

Paul is a 2013 graduate of Creighton University. Although he had a fantastic four years studying Theology and Justice and Society, including a semester in the Dominican Republic, Paul is excited to be in Chicago as a member of the JAVs. At Cristo Rey, Paul teaches a technology course, is a freshman asesor and works in college counseling. Additionally, he coaches the Cross Country team and makes guest lectures to the senior ethics classes. When he’s not spreading his extensive knowledge of just about everything, Paul likes to run long distances and cheer for his hometown St. Louis Cardinals.

Rex Ovalle

Rex Ovalle is from Chicago, IL. He is an alumnus of Cristo Rey Jesuit High School and graduated from Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT in 2012 with a B.A. in English and American Literature. At Cristo Rey, Rex teaches Freshman English and Freshman Spanish. He is involved in the drama productions and Debate team. An avid reader, he spearheads a book club. Rex has a keen interest in justice issues and multi-cultural enrichment and hopes to be a cultural bridge from Pilsen to the world.

Taylor Sticha

Taylor graduated from the University of Notre Dame in May and has since moved back to her hometown of Chicago to join the JAVs. While at Notre Dame, Taylor majored in Psychology and was involved in many education outreach projects, including a stint at DC Public Schools during a semester in Washington. Taylor works for the Corporate Work Study Program, is a junior asesor and teaches senior PE at Cristo Rey. She also serves as the student council moderator and is involved in the athletics department. Taylor leaves school every day energized by her students then ventures home to read on the couch and bake for her roommates.

Timothy Sundrup

Timothy Sundrup is from the Westside of Cincinnati, Ohio. He graduated from Xavier University in 2012 with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Peace Studies. At Xavier, Timothy spent much of his time in the Dorothy Day Center for Faith and Justice working with various service organizations. At Cristo Rey, he teaches first year biology, moderates the Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy, and moderates the Student Council. Timothy strives to be a person for and with others.

Kevin Tellie

Kevin Tellie is from Scranton, PA. He graduated from Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT in 2012 with a B.A. in Psychology and Religious Studies. He was the station manager at Fairfield’s radio station, and enjoys mentoring and empowering young people. At Cristo Rey, Kevin teaches Ethics to Seniors, moderates the Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy, co-coordinates Kairos and other retreats, helps in leadership training, coaches, and plays the guitar at school masses.

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