Loyola University Chicago

Center for Experiential Learning


Fran Mangahas

Fran Mangahas
UNIV 292

"My experience has helped shape the way I will lead my brigade to Nicaragua in a few short weeks. The lessons I have learned and the knowledge I have gained I hope to instill in my brigaders and help them have an overall positive and beneficial experience. This course also helped me reaffirm my path to live a life built around service. I hope to become an optometrist and help people see. Although it is a different type of service, I know I will approach it with the same enthusiasm and whole heartedness that I have demonstrated on my brigade. Additionally, this course has helped me to move outside of my comfort zone, to push myself to learn about people different than myself, to serve with a strong faith, to form connections and bonds with anyone I can, and to any accept challenges I may encounter."