Marta Peralta, Bromley Hall

Marta Peralta

 

Education:

B.S. in Social Work, Gordon College, MA

M.A. in Counseling, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, MA (in progress)

 

Hometown: Haverhill, MA

 

What brought you to Gordon?

After graduating from Gordon, moving out of the country, and then coming back to work as a social worker in the North Shore Area, I started thinking about the possibility of becoming a part of the Gordon community again as an RD. My husband and I continued to feel drawn to being a part of this intentional community and so we decided to take the plunge into the world of Residence Life!

 

What is your favorite part about working in Residence Life?

I have many moments throughout the day when I think to myself, "I can't believe that this is my job!" To have the opportunity to have coffee with students and hear about what God is doing in their lives and to call that my job is nothing less than a precious gift. I am overwhelmed by God's work in the Gordon community and am blessed to be able to have the chance to be a part of it.

 

What is your favorite thing about Gordon? 

I love that Gordon creates space for students to have difficult conversations and wrestle with thought-provoking issues, in an effort to become a community of Christian people who are prepared to interact with these issues and conversations in the world outside of Gordon. 

 

 What do you enjoy doing in your free time? 

I love running and enjoying the outdoors, reading a good book, and spending time with my husband and our two-year old daughter.


What is your favorite college memory?

All of my favorite college memories involve laughter and fun either on the field hockey field with my team, or in our dorm rooms with roommates and friends. Living in such intentional community is something that will never happen again—unless you are lucky enough to become an RD! :) 

 

What is your favorite hall event?

My favorite hall event this year has been simply having residents over to our apartment for dessert nights. We have truly enjoyed having this time to get to know many students more and hear more about their lives. And everything is better with cookies and ice cream!