Jeannie Choi

Former Web Editor and Intern at Sojourners

Jeannie hails from the lush suburbs of San Diego, where it is just as common to see birds of paradise growing along the freeway as it is to see a gleaming red arrow pointing you to hamburger heaven, otherwise known as In-N-Out. By the time she graduated high school, the comforts of home proved to be too, well, comfortable! And so she left to brave the frigid winters of Pittsburgh, where she studied English literature and professional writing at Carnegie Mellon University. After four years, the masochist in her decided she needed to subject herself to more bad weather, and so she moved to Wheaton, Ill., to study American church history at Wheaton College. There she learned that while cold is bad, cold plus wind is even worse. She returned home, hung up her down parka, and finally entered the working world as an editor at Outreach Magazine and youth pastor at Temecula Calvary Korean Church. After many late deadline nights and trips to Pinkberry with her students, God called her to Sojourners in Washington, D.C. She couldn’t be happier.

These days, Jeannie spends most of her time fiddling with syntax, thinking up new web initiatives, and learning from veteran Sojourners editors. Her idea of a perfect afternoon includes black coffee, a good book, and her magnificent sister.

Articles By This Author

Changes in Attitude

by Jeannie Choi 07-01-2012

A new, more civil conversation is emerging with gays and lesbians on evangelical campuses.

A Mason of Peace

by Jeannie Choi 12-01-2011

An Arab Christian works -- person by person and block by block -- to bring Muslims and Christians together in Jordan.

Friday Links Round Up: Free Starbucks. London. Farewell.

by Jeannie Choi 08-12-2011

'Sunlight behind clouds 1, Cumbria, 2010' photo (c) 2010, John Davey - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week:

  • Sandwich coasters are fun.
  • Voters put corn kernels into jars with their favorite Republican presidential candidates.

Friday Links Round Up: World Travel. Bon Iver. Google Earth.

by Jeannie Choi 08-05-2011

1100805-moveHere's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week:

  • These videos will surely make you want to travel the world: Move, Learn, Eat.
  • Any Bon Iver fans? I missed their D.C. concert, but here it is recorded.

Friday Links Round Up: Wealth Gap. Tattoos. The Horn of Africa.

by Jeannie Choi 07-29-2011

Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week:

  • Moving photos of the memorials in Norway.
  • The racial wealth gap continues to grow wider.
  • Would you eat it?
  • A smarter food label, as conceptualized by Berkeley design students.

Friday Links Round Up: Swampy Monster. Jane Austen. John Mayer.

by Jeannie Choi 07-22-2011

'Jane Austen' photo (c) 2008, Ben Sutherland - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week:

  • Our prayers extend to the people of Norway. Lord, have mercy.
  • The New York Times said it best. Today's weather "felt more like being licked by a big, swampy monster."
  • Who wrote what? Rep. West vs. Jane Austen.
  • These awesome folks turned Carmageddon into a dinner party.

Friday Links Round Up: Cookies. Dads. Harry Potter.

by Jeannie Choi 07-15-2011

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookiesphoto © 2009 Ted Major | more info (via: Wylio)Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week:

  • The changing face of AIDS.

    Friday Links Round Up: Puppies. Sudan. Atlantis.

    by Jeannie Choi 07-08-2011

     

    Puppies. Sudan. Atlantis. Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week:

    Friday Links Round Up: Moldy Toast. Carp Attack. E-Verify.

    by Jeannie Choi 07-01-2011

     

    Moldy Toast. Carp Attack. E-Verify. Here's a little round up of links from around the Web you may have missed this week:

    A Web of Power

    by Jeannie Choi 07-01-2011

    How online tools are transforming the way social change happens.

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