My name is Marvin Roxas and I am a Secondary Education Teacher Trainer serving in Uganda, Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer beginning on November 13th, 2013. I am currently 22 years old and am in love with life and all of its callings of adventure and experience. I love to share stories and share stories of my own. I was born in San Francisco where I lived until I was 6 years old, then I moved to the East Coast in Maryland where I grew up. I attended Church Lane Elementary School and Sacred Heart of Glyndon Middle School until I graduated from Loyola Blakefield Jesuit High School. These were very formative years for me, because I learned about my passions in math and science as well as volunteering. I loved learning about helping others and how we could devote our time to making the world a little bit better.
My Catholic upbrining helped lay the foundation for my goal of one day joining the Peace Corps. In the summer of 2008, I remember volunteering with 9 other classmates during a Christian Service trip in Kingston, Jamaica for two weeks. This was probably the most formative time for me, because I felt my life calling me to do something great with my life. Ever since then I knew that I would not rest until I could one day devote my life to serving others for 27 months as a Peace Corps volunteer and challenging myself to grow and gain the skills needed to effectively help others.
“The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides, and gravitation, we shall harness the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.”
~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin