Student Profile: Mercel Bautista
Mercel Bautista is pursuing her degree in social work and digital media. She loves sports and has learned the importance of a strong faith community while being at Redeemer.
2 min. read
March 22, 2021

Home Base

Born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario!


I’m double majoring in social work and digital media.

Stimulating Subject Matter

The most interesting thing I’ve learned at Redeemer isn’t actually something I learned in a classroom. Being at Redeemer, I learned the importance of community and how it’s important to surround yourself with people who will influence and challenge you to better yourself.

The Redeemer community is amazing, and I’m so blessed to be a part of it!

Unique You

I stopped growing in Grade 6 and I’ve been 5 ft tall since then. Growing up I’ve always played sports, but my main sports were volleyball and basketball. With that being said, I think one thing that makes me unique is that I play sports made for tall people.

Faith Moment

Coming to Redeemer, I had a difficult time transitioning to university and leaving home, as well as leaving family and friends. Since I was little, I was taught that when life gets rough I turn to God, but during this time I forgot to do just that. When I finally realized I couldn’t do this alone, I went back and found my identity and strength through Christ. I think it was during this time that I realized my faith is so important.

In Conversation with Christ

When I see Jesus face to face, I want to ask “How do you love so easily?”

Redeemer Love

My favourite thing about Redeemer is the community! When I would walk to class, I always made sure to leave my dorm five minutes early so I had time to talk to people in the commons, or have conversations in the hallway. The Redeemer community is amazing, and I’m so blessed to be a part of it!

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