Regis challenged Graham Hunt to engage in ‘fundamental issues in our world'
Graham Hunt came to Regis knowing it would influence his path in life. But he didn’t fully anticipate just how it would enable him to change the lives of others.
Hunt, a 2008 Regis College graduate who studied Spanish and Peace and Justice Studies, said he was initially drawn to Regis because of its Jesuit mission and commitment to service. He found his calling while living in Romero House – an intentional community of students who wish to explore faith and justice issues. The house is named for Archbishop Oscar Romero who was murdered in 1980 for his work with the poor in El Salvador. Hunt said his time at Romero House inspired him to put his talents to work in Central America.
After graduating, he moved to El Salvador to work as part of an international election observation mission. He then followed opportunities as they presented themselves, including a year spent as an international human rights observer in Guatemala accompanying witnesses in historic genocide cases against former military dictators. His recent work has included documenting the struggles of indigenous Guatemalans as they resist the imposition of large-scale natural resource extraction in their territories.
Hunt sees no shortage of work in his future. He aspires to continue discerning how best to use his talents to benefit others.
"My experience at Regis challenged me to step outside myself and seek to engage the fundamental issues in our world,” he said. “This challenge presents itself to me every day."
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