Pathfinder International Camporee "Forever Faithful" 2014 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
WHo is NoEly
I was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in June...Ok, that sounds boring. This is not a autobiography but an about me section. This is a section where I talk about my interests, future dreams, hobbies, etc. So first, I am going to re-introduce myself. My name is Noely Gonzalez and I am currently enrolled in John Jay College of Criminal Justice. I bet you are asking yourself what is international criminal justice? Do not stress yourself, I will enlighten you in a second. You ever heard of criminal justice? CJ? If you know, then ICJ is similar in the fact that it also deals with enforcing the law to seek justice. However, ICJ focuses on the foreign issues such as terrorism, immigration, among other things. Meanwhile, CJ deals with domestic problems (inside a respective nation).
Why did I choose ICJ? I could say that I choose ICJ because I want to work in an organization like the United Nations. I think if I work in the U.N., I will be able to help different individuals from different nations. I just do not want to be in only one nation; it would be great to do work on human rights issues in places where people do not enjoy the same rights as we have in the U.S. such as freedom of expression, religion, and even liberty. It is sad that a lot of people do not enjoy the simple liberty to make their own decisions. There are topics that I find interesting and relevant, but there are two that have really engaged me completely: these topics are capital punishment (death penalty) and the establishment of an international criminal court.
Apart from my academic desires, I also do many activities and hobbies in my daily life. I am part of a club named Pathfinder Club, which is part of the Seventh Day Adventist church. In the club, we learn how to appreciate nature and the skills necessary to survive in nature like camping skills. We also read and learn about the bible, doctrines of the church, and much more. We participate in local, regional, and international activities. Local activities take place in the respective churches, every Saturday afternoon, and some Sundays. The regional activities are prepared by the respective conference of each state which prepares some events where all the local churches unite; for example every year there is a Camporee (conference camp). The international activities take place every 4 years, which is the international camporee where more than 60 countries unite for a week. In the club, after I finish all the classes, I am the instructor of a class which is teaching me how to be a leader, make the rights decisions, plan, deal with problems, and other skills. I am also part of my church youth chorus. In my personal time, I enjoy drawing and volunteer in different organizations.