Tour Guide at Iona College
Hometown: Boston, MA
Major: Mass Communication
Concentration: Public Relations
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.
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.
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.
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.