Meet the Resident Director

Rebecca GistHello!

I am so glad you are a part of Summer Scholars! It is my privilege to serve you as the Resident Director of Summer Scholars. I am excited for this summer and I know that we will have a great time. As you have been sharing yourself through your application, I want to share with you now a slice of who I am:

Education: B.A. in Religious Studies – Christian Mission, Westmont College

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

What I like about Westmont: The beauty that surrounds me in people and landscape. God has crafted a beautiful place and I get to enjoy it daily. Also, there are many opportunities to grow and be challenged spiritually, intellectually, and relationally.

What I like to do: Spend time with friends. Anything outdoors and active! Santa Barbara is a great place for that. Bake. Craft. Have long discussions. Travel.

What books I like: Just finished the Hunger Games series. Anything by Henri Nouwen. The Help.

What am I hoping for this summer: A hospitable and encouraging community where we all support one another. A chance to grow in knowledge and friendship. A season of meeting God amidst rigorous studies.

I am looking forward to the weeks we get to spend together here at Westmont. Have a great spring semester and I’ll see you soon!


Rebecca Gist