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ERIN MARONEY

Hometown:
Lakeville, MN

UW-L Major/Minor:
Psychology and Pre-OT

Future Goals/Aspirations:
I hope to become a leader and role model to others, to educate them of all social justice issues. Awareness is key. In anything I do, anywhere I go, I hope to be making a difference! I want others to look at me and know I'm different, and that they will be curious enough to ask me about it. I hope that to be a segue into me telling them about the love I know, from Jesus and from this ATP experience. I hope that any job I end up at, I can help others be aware and understand. I don't see how I couldn't have that hope after this week! 

Favorite Activity/Hobby:
I really really like playing games. Like board games, question games, jumping up and down games, lap tag, social games. Just anything where I can hang out with my friends and laugh too ridiculously hard! Like like like like like. :)

Words to Live By:
"And above all else, put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony."
- Colossians 3:14

Favorite ATP Memory:
TOO MANY. I would have to say anytime we sat in a large circle opening our hearts and souls to each other. It truly is amazing and heart breaking and heart warming, all at the same time. But if I had to say a time where I was laughing too hard for my own good, it'd have to be Lap Tag (an insane game where you basically wrestle and race at the same time...). Or Applebee's-after-hours! I really got some abdomen work-outs there. :)

When I think of Awareness through Performance, I think of...
"Awareness Through Performance.. no diggity.. gotta stand up!"
But really, I think Family, Friends, Fun, Learning, Growth, Amazing, Hard, Emotional, Heart Warming, Dancing, Smiles, Tears, Laughter, Van's crazy sayings, LOVE!
 

Involvement with ATP has had this impact on me:
I've learned so much about myself and way more about other people. I think my view on life has twisted in a way, a really great way, and I don't think I'll ever stop thinking about it. I don't think I will ever feel un-loved again, I was immersed in a pool of love for too long for that to happen. It was such an amazing experience!

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