Studying at St. Mary’s University, Christa Michelle Neumann is a freshman majoring in English and minoring in Visual Communication Design. She has a passion for telling stories and presenting important issues and themes in the media, mainly through literature and animation. From having a 3.9 GPA average, being accepted into various Honor Societies, including National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, and Mu Alpha Theta, and receiving the Presidential Scholarship from St. Mary’s, Neumann knows the importance of hard work and the accomplishments that can be achieved through perseverance and determination.

In high school, Neumann volunteered at Kuentz Elementary School for two years, where children who were struggling with communication skills were provided a friend in need, offering them advice and emotional support, as well as volunteering at Loma Park Elementary during the summer of 2017 and 2018, teaching native Spanish speakers how to improve their English skills. Neumann was also involved in her school’s orchestra program with her violin talent for five years, dedicating her time to helping her music community and carry them to win sweepstakes at UIL, or University Interscholastic League.

At St. Mary’s, Neumann hopes to complete her bachelor’s and master’s degree in English and volunteer at more organizations that provide help to those in need.