Gabrielle has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from Washington University in St. Louis. She enjoys road trips, wandering through art museums, reading, public transit and spending time with her sisters.
Rebekah is a native St. Louisian with a Bachelors Degree in Communication Arts from Hannibal LaGrange University. She enjoys traveling and the outdoors, but knows there is nothing better than cuddling with her fur-baby, Suki, while binge watching Netflix and eating take out Chinese food.
Peter graduated from Drury University with a Bachelor of Science, English and his TESOL/ ESL/ TEFL Certification. Peter recently taught ESL in Costa Rica and has returned to the United States to further his career in education while being closer to his friends and family. He is excited to serve and teach in St. Louis which, he will always consider home.
Kekua graduated from Missouri Baptist University here in St. Louis, MO. She majored in Mathematics and Christian Ministry with an emphasis in Secondary Education and hopes to engage in the urban school districts. Her favorite things include hanging out with friends, swinging in her hammock, playing card games, and having big adventures.
Jaylynn is currently transferring to Central Christian College of the Bible and is studying Cross Cultural Ministry. She enjoys every outdoor activity including swimming and biking. She also enjoys dancing and hanging out with her friends and family.
Jenny graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology and is currently pursuing a MSW at Saint Louis University to become a school social worker. She enjoys playing tennis and soccer, spending time with her family and friends and watching the Blues play!
Alyssa graduated Saint Louis University in May of 2018 with her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology & Criminal Justice with minors in Social Work and Psychology. She enjoys surrounding herself with friends who love getting beat at Mario Kart and Settlers of Catan.
Deja graduated from Alabama State University in Montgomery, AL in 2017. She majored in Political Science and minored in History. She completed her first year of service in Birmingham, AL and is excited to participate in a second service year with Mission: St. Louis. Deja’s favorite thing to do in St. Louis is trying new foods at different international restaurants.
Wafa is currently getting her degree from Webster University in International Relations. She will be graduating in May, 2020 and hopes to pursue a career in politics and create her own NGO. She is excited to be working with Mission: St. Louis over this next year.
Emily graduated high school early and attended Southern Connecticut State University for a semester and joined AmeriCorps to gain more experience in the teaching field. She has her motorcycle license, has been skydiving and is excited to find the best St. Louis farmers markets and discover parks around the city.
Elora recently graduated from Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo, where she received her BFA in Creative Writing. She enjoys reading and playing soccer, and is proud to say that she's finally friends with her roommate's cat.
Madeline is from New Orleans but moved to St. Louis in 2017 to study Education at St. Louis University. This is her second year with Beyond School and she considers it a perfect fit! Madeline loves traveling the world and has just finished a semester studying abroad in Spain.