Tour Guide at Iona College
Hometown: Boston, MA
Major: Mass Communication
Concentration: Public Relations
My favorite place on campus is South Hall. South Hall is where I currently live, and I love it because I have grown so close to my roommates, floormates, and even most of the students living in the residence hall. If I am stressed, or feel like talking to someone, I know that there is always someone that I can go to in South Hall. Many of the people who live in South Hall are like my second family, and I wouldn't want it to be any other way.
I chose to attend Iona College because I felt at home when I first stepped foot on campus. I was greeted by one of the Christian Brothers, Br. Ford, and he treated me like I belonged here, even though this was the first time that we had met. I visited Iona for the first time one week after I received my acceptance letter, and within minutes of arriving on campus, I knew that this was going to be my home away from home for the next four years.
I felt that I have Moved The World thus far by getting involved and taking advantage of what Iona has to offer. In January 2017, I will be heading off to Peru as part of Iona in Mission. In Peru, we will be building a home for a family in need as well as running a day camp for two weeks. In the spring of 2017, I am also going to Poland to learn more about Auschwitz and the Holocaust as part of Iona's Study Abroad. I am anxious to see what the future holds, so that I can continue to make a difference and Move The World.
My most memorable experience at Iona College was the second week of my freshman year, when I met many of my close friends in the lounge of Loftus Hall. I was walking to a friends room on the second floor, but decided to take the stairs, which required me to walk through the lounge. I saw someone that I had met on the first day of school, so I sat down and talked with him. Since I was sitting in the lounge talking to him, I decided to introduce myself to everyone who was sitting nearby, and I am grateful that I did. These are people who are my roommates, fraternity brothers, and lifelong friends. I am forever grateful that I came to Iona College, because I have become a better person because of the people around me.