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Thoughts from alum Jodi Lindley

March 25, 2015

by Jodi (Peterson) Lindley

Throughout my four years, I had opportunities to expand my views. NNU offered an opportunity to study abroad for a summer. I spent five weeks in Paris and London, seeing museums and historical places I had never dreamed of seeing and discovering an interest in international relations.

While at NNU, I ran for student government and served as a class senator for three years. I gained a love for budgeting processes and forged great friendships with other student-government leaders. A fellow class senator shared with me her experiences as an intern in Washington, D.C. for a semester. Thanks to letters of recommendation from NNU alumni, I, too, spent a semester in the U.S. Capitol watching Congress’ appropriations process up close and seeing the value of government service.

NNU expanded my worldview, providing opportunities that sparked passions in me, allowing God to direct me to where I am today. Thank you, NNU, for investing in me.


Jodi (Peterson) Lindley (’96) is currently serving as Asia policy advisor for cooperative threat reduction for the Department of Defense. She was also the recipient of the 2014 Leon Doane Young Alumnus Award.

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