Prescott College Affiliation : Alumni
Program : On-Campus Undergraduate Programs
Area of Study : Human Development, Cultural and Regional Studies
Graduation Year : 2004
After graduating, I moved to the small mountain town of Nederland, CO for three years where I worked as the Teen Center Director at a local non-profit: TEENS, Inc. (with four other Prescott College alumni). I was involved in many community groups including the Parent Engagement Network, the Boulder County Healthy Youth Alliance, and Families and Schools Together (FAST). My favorite part of that job was leading weekly leadership meetings and creating a youth employment program in which teens taught their peers about holistic health. I moved back to Prescott a year ago and began working at the College as an Admissions Counselor. I planned on attending the Masters of Arts Program while here but changed my mind recently when I was presented with an opportunity (in the near future) to start a new career in my family business- the JG Boswell Company. I’ve also been asked to join the PC Board of Trustees this winter and look forward to serving this institution in a different capacity.
The JG Boswell Company is a large independent agricultural company (mostly cotton and tomatoes in the southern San Joaquin Valley in California). They’ve also been involved in real estate developments such as Sun City, Arizona, in partnership with Del Webb, and the Interlocken business park in Broomfield, Colorado. My great uncle began the company while my late grandfather and father have grown it into an industry leader with a reputation for quality and innovation. I have the unique opportunity to continue the legacy of this private family business. I have every intention to lead the company into the future as a model for economic and environmental balance and sustainability.
I have been actively involved in many efforts to enrich myself and my community and work towards social responsibility and environmental sustainability. I’ve done things like serving as an elected board member of Prescott College's student union for two years; co-founding and working with the Aztlan Center (challenging discrimination and building a bridge between the local Hispanic and Anglo communities); organizing and participating in several events aligned with the global justice movement in Washington DC, Phoenix, Tucson, and the Navajo Nation; traveling as an independent media witness with the Zapatista Indigenous Rights movement in Mexico. These activities offered opportunities to be experientially educated and often taught me useful life and career skills, especially how to work effectively with others. I actively pursue educational opportunities that are experiential through service and preparing me to be of service to the evolutionary change that will best serve the interconnected web of life.
How did your Prescott College education contribute to your accomplishments?
It has meant everything to me. I had a very solid foundaton before coming to PC, but this College gave me the sense of confidence, fortified my values, and showed me how to turn my passion and love of life into the knowledge and skills necessary to become an effective change agent.
"...this college gave me the sense of confidence, fortified my values, and showed me how to turn my passion and love of life into the knowledge and skills necessary to become an effective change agent."
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