Humans of Regis: Ivana Petrovic

(Photo courtesy of Ivana Petrovic)

What brought you to Regis?

I liked that Regis was close to home, in Denver, and small. After visiting a number of schools I decided I didn’t like the idea of having 300 students in one classroom. I would rather have one where I can build a relationship with my professor and classmates. I also enjoyed the idea of having a religious aspect around me wherever I went.

What is your favorite Jesuit Value? Why?

My favorite Jesuit Value would have to be “Finding God in All Things.” I like this one because it’s very true. Even when bad things happen, I tend to look back and think that maybe it wasn’t really that bad. I usually gained something from it and know that God would never put me through something I couldn’t handle. It’s nice to be reminded that God is everywhere and He is always looking out for me.

What is your involvement in the Regis community?

I am currently the President of the Regis College Republicans and Vice-President of the Business and Entrepreneurship Club. Those are my two main roles on campus along with being on RUSGA’s Campus Relations committee and I help and support to other clubs and programs as much as I can. My main focus in the role of President of the Regis College Republicans is to give voices to the conservative students on campus and to give them an opportunity to get involved and make a difference in Colorado and the nation.

Why did you choose your major?

I am an accounting major and I chose it because of its job security and pay. I did not want to go into college and leave with thousands of dollars in debt and no job. No one grows up wanting to be an accountant but I make it manageable by being involved with politics on the side.

What has been your fondest memory at Regis?

My fondest memory at Regis is probably all of the people that I’ve met. There have been so many influential and supportive people that I’ve met in my year and a half there and it means the world to me. I’ve met some of the world’s greatest people through both clubs.

Is there anything else you would like the Regis community to know?

The College Republicans meet every other Wednesday. Meetings are open to anyone, however, will clearly be more directed towards conservative values. We do fun activities and are about to do a fundraiser for veterans along with a series of other things. We also do a lot of events with the other College Republicans around the state and even the country and it’s a great way to network. I’ve personally had so many doors open for me and not just in politics. It’s nice to know that you’re making a difference in your state and country and it’s not a huge time commitment. You never know who you can meet or what a difference you can make. Regardless of your political views, I think everyone should get involved in some way or another. We are looking to fill a few exec positions and get some more help. So join us and let’s make positive change!

Samantha Jewell Staff Reporter