Shant’elle Viel


Graduation Year – May 2027

Hometown – Virginia Beach, VA

Do you speak any languages other than English? If so, which one(s)? – Yes, Japanese

What is your major? If undecided, what field(s) are you considering? – Kinesiology

What are your career and educational goals? – I want to become a physical therapist.

What are you most looking forward to about coming to CNU? – Meeting new people and attending such a beautiful campus!

Please list the top three service areas or populations you are interested in working with as a Bonner. – Arts & Culture, Environment & Animals, and International Interest

What are you most looking forward to about being a Bonner? – Expanding my knowledge of serving my community & meeting new people along the way!

What past service experience has impacted you the most? – Camp Invention: A confidence-boosting STEM summer camp where kids build creative inventions and lasting friendships

What are your hobbies and/or interests outside of academics and Bonner? – Soccer and photography

List your favorite book, movie, musician/band, food, and/or quote. – My favorite movie is the Lion King

If you were a comfort food, what would you be? – I think I would be a Cosmic Brownie

Share a little known fact about yourself. – I was born in Japan!