Janeaya Ramos' journey from Denver to Santa Clara University is a testament to her years of hard work and her dedication to pursue higher Jesuit education. Born and raised in Colorado, Janeaya’s journey to Arrupe Jesuit was a decision that was influenced by her aunt’s own inspiring success story as an Arrupe Jesuit graduate. This pivotal choice was guided by her aspirations to excel academically and professionally, setting her sights on out-of-state colleges and a future shaped by opportunities.
Janeaya's journey at Arrupe Jesuit ignited a reconnection with her faith. The chapel and the community prayers became her sanctuary, especially during moments of introspection and the transformative KAIROS retreat she participated in. Her spiritual journey instilled in her the belief that she's guided by her faith and a newfound strength, shaping her vocation and ultimately serving as a guiding light.
After Arrupe, Janeaya pursued higher education at Santa Clara University. She's currently studying Public Health Science with minors in Biology and Urban Education. Engaged in various roles, from serving as the Community Service Chair of her fraternity to working in marketing and athletics departments on campus, Janeaya showcases her commitment to service and leadership. Her ambition is to venture into nursing or the sports industry post-graduation, keeping her heart open to the best opportunities that align with her passions and aspirations.
Janeaya's journey was shaped by the support and guidance of remarkable mentors and staff at Arrupe. Micaela Esontrias played a pivotal role in her college applications, advocating for her and guiding her through competitive programs. Sara Alexander, her counselor throughout high school, became her pillar of support, guiding her through personal and academic challenges, and nurturing her self-belief. Their influence and unwavering support continue to resonate in Janeaya's achievements today.
One of the most cherished moments etched in Janeaya's memory was a soccer game during her freshman year. A long search for a lost soccer field turned into an unexpected camaraderie-building game with the opposing team. Coach Luis Salas fostered unity by bringing both teams together, creating friendships beyond the game that continued through a shared group chat and an ice cream outing, showcasing that the impact of athletics goes beyond just the game.
Janeaya's path from Arrupe Jesuit to Santa Clara University is a testament to the life-transforming impact of education, faith, and community support. Her unwavering commitment to service and academic excellence stands as an inspiration for students following in her footsteps, embodying the essence of Arrupe's mission to empower students and shape leaders for a brighter tomorrow.