Jodi Chrissie Garcia Santamaria born June 16, 1982, better known by her screen name, Jodi Sta. Maria is an International Emmy nominated Filipina actress. She is under ABS-CBN’s circle of homegrown talents named Star Magic, part of the Star Magic Batch 7.
Seen daily in the teleserye “Sana Dalawa ang Puso,” where she plays identical characters, Jodi Sta. Maria may appear to devote much of her time to the demands of her career.
Jodi continues to be an inspiration to her fans as she successfully ends her school year with a GPA of 3.800 in her pre-med studies.
But going by her latest achievement away from the limelight, also excels in other aspects of her life, particularly in academics.
On Instagram Wednesday, the 36-year-old actress shared a video of her going on stage after being announced as a top honor student, with a 3.8 GPA, in the most recent semester of her BS Psychology program. She is seen receiving a certificate and being congratulated, before posing for photos, visibly in tears.
She wrote, “These past years of taking up a pre-med course has molded me, trained me, tested me…but here I am almost at the end of the race as I finish my last year of undergrad studies.“I’ve played many roles in my life, an actor, daughter and most importantly being a mother.
But being a student had me seeking out one of the most important gifts from God,the chance to pursue my BS Psychology degree.
“Each subject I had was an opportunity to develop myself and achieve new accomplishments.“With every challenge and experience, God prepared me and taught me to run my race without quitting.
“I have learned to be receptive to the whole process, more aware of what I am learning and why. “I want you to know how exciting and stimulating an education can be. “With a grateful heart, I am beyond happy to share with you that I was able to finish this semester with flying colors. “Thank you, God for the gift of perseverance, patience, and the eagerness to learn and become a student of life.“I am just at the start of what will be an even greater journey, and I am excited where it will take me. “One year na lang… push pa more!”
Jodi then included a Bible verse from the book of Isaiah. She added, “’But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. “‘They will soar on wings like eagles, ‘They will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.’ Isaiah 40:31.
This just shows how Jodi Sta Maria thankful for what had she become now. A truly Goal-Digger!