The Catholic University of America

Mission

The Orientation program facilitates the successful transition of new undergraduate students into Catholic University’s intellectual, social, and faith based communities; promotes student learning and development, encourages independence, and individual responsibility; and facilitates continued student success to graduation.

This is accomplished through programming that emphasizes the University’s academic and community expectations and social and developmental resources and opportunities.

Through personal connections with peer leaders, faculty, and administration, new students and their families will develop an introductory understanding and appreciation of the intellectual, social, and service opportunities available, and gain knowledge of campus and community resources

Vision

Affect the University's retention efforts through a model orientation program that helps students feel welcomed, connect with their new environment, explore their faith, understand expectations, and know where to seek support.

Establish a cohesive and comprehensive Orientation Extended program that more deeply explores what it means to be a student at CUA. Activities and programs will be directed toward student involvement, making connections with individuals and resources, academic success, and broadening student general knowledge of the University.

Sustain a rewarding student staff leadership experience that promotes interpersonal growth and development, and leads to an enhanced peer mentor relationship for new students.

 

Meet the Executive Staff!

 Ana Lincoln, M.A.

 Program Coordinator of Campus Activities
 Originally from Troy, Michigan; currently resides in Silver Spring, MD.
 
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  • Undergraduate degree from Hope College in Communication
  • Graduate degree from Bowling Green State University in College Student Personnel
  • Favorite class taken in college: World Religions
  • Favorite extracurricular activity in college: Orientation
  • Favorite thing to do at CUA: Spend time with students
  • Favorite thing to do in DC: Run in Rock Creek Park and around the Tidal Basin
  • Random fun fact: Has seven siblings
  • One thing to do before you graduate: Tour the monuments at night                                                       

 

Kathryn Jennings, M.Ed

 Director of Campus Activities
 Originally from Pawcatuck, C.T.; currently resides in Washington, D.C.

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  • Undergraduate degree from Fordham University in Media Studies and Women’s Studies
  • Graduate degree from the University of Maine in Higher Education Administration
  • Favorite class taken in college: Twentieth Century Women Writers
  • Favorite extracurricular activity in college: New Student Orientation
  • Favorite thing to do at CUA: Meet and talk with students
  • Favorite thing to do in DC: Walk around Eastern Market
  • Random fun fact: Spent a summer pulling lobster pots
  • One thing to do before you graduate: Go to all the Smithsonian’s

     

 

 Meet the Student Coordinators!

 Rebeckah Hansen

 Seth Tavera      

Hometown: Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey  
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Business Management, Class of 2016
Favorite class taken at CUA: Business Ethics
Favorite extracurricular activity: Orientation
Favorite thing to do on campus: Run the campus loop
Favorite thing to do in DC: Shopping at the Pentagon City Mall
Favorite DC restaurant: Old Ebbitt Grill
Random fun fact about you: I was born in Hawaii!
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: See the Cherry Blossoms
 
 
 
 
Hometown: Woodbine, Maryland
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Electrical Engineering, Class of 2015
Favorite class taken at CUA: Electric Networks
Favorite extracurricular activity: Ultimate Frisbee and Orientation
Favorite thing to do on campus: Movies on the Mall
Favorite thing to do in DC: Walk around the National Mall
Favorite DC restaurant: Clyde’s
Random fun fact about you: I used to work on Helicopters!
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Visit every metro stop!
 
 
 

 

 

Meet the 2014 Orientation Advisors!

Last Name: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 

 Bryan Abadrabo

Hometown: Brielle, NJ
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Philosophy, 2016
Favorite class taken at CUA: Philosophy 333
Favorite extracurricular activity: Running
Favorite thing to do on campus: Radio Show
Favorite thing to do in DC: Sight seeing
Favorite DC restaurant: Panera
Random fun fact about you: I learned to ice skate in Switzerland
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Tour the White House 

   Kyle Adair

Hometown: West Windsor, NJ
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Architecture 2016
Favorite class taken at CUA: 3D Animation
Favorite extracurricular activity: Ultimate Frisbee
Favorite thing to do on campus: Hang out with Friends
Favorite thing to do in DC: See the Jefferson Memorial at sunset
Favorite DC restaurant: Nado’s Perri Perri
Random fun fact about you:
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Go to eastern market
 

 Carlos Alvarez

Hometown: Farmington, CT
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Politics, 2016
Favorite class taken at CUA: Colonial American History
Favorite extracurricular activity: Ultimate Frisbee
Favorite thing to do on campus: Go to the Pryz
Favorite thing to do in DC: Stand in the Capitals dome
Favorite DC restaurant: Wings over Washington
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Hang around the hill and talk to a politician
 

 Moira Antall

Hometown: Cleveland OH
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Nursing 2017
Favorite class taken at CUA: Bio-Medical Ethics
Favorite extracurricular activity: Lacrosse
Favorite thing to do on campus: Sit in the Pryz
Favorite thing to do in DC: Lincoln Memorial
Favorite DC restaurant: Chipotle
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Go on a Segway tour 

 Mary Archer

Hometown: Germantown, TN
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Philosophy, May 2015
Favorite class taken at CUA: Black and White Photography
Favorite extracurricular activity: Playing intermural soccer
Favorite thing to do on campus: Movies on the mall
Favorite thing to do in DC: Go to the Botanical Gardens
Favorite DC restaurant: Trinity Deli
Random fun fact about you: I raised two ducks
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate:
See a show at the Shakespeare Theatre

   Luke Bader

Hometown: Kennett Square, PA
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Politics 2016
Favorite class taken at CUA: Comparative Politics
Favorite extracurricular activity: Orientation
Favorite thing to do on campus: Hang out or study in the Pryz
Favorite thing to do in DC: Walk the Monuments
Favorite DC restaurant: Tange
Random fun fact about you: My hometown is the mushroom capital of the world
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Get an Internship on the Hill
 

   MaryGrace Bangs

Hometown: Canton, CT
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Nursing 2017
Favorite class taken at CUA: Microbiology
Favorite extracurricular activity: Running
Favorite thing to do on campus: Sit/Frisbee with friends outside
Favorite thing to do in DC: Monuments at night
Favorite DC restaurant: Bertucci’s
Random fun fact about you: I stood 8ft from Pope Francis in Brazil this summer
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Monuments 

 John Brazil

Hometown: Scranton PA
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Politics 2017
Favorite extracurricular activity: College Democrats
Favorite thing to do on campus: Night walks around campus
Favorite thing to do in DC: Relax on the national mall
Favorite DC restaurant: Good Stuff Eatery
Random fun fact about you: I have visited 10 countries so far
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Bike around Tidal Basin during sunset 

 Chris Brecken

Hometown: Milford, MA
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Mechanical Engineering. 2016
Favorite class taken at CUA: CAD
Favorite extracurricular activity:  Ultimate Frisbee
Favorite thing to do on campus: Eating in the Pryz
Favorite thing to do in DC: Go to the Monuments
Favorite DC restaurant: Chipotle
Random fun fact about you: I live 5 miles from the start of the Boston Marathon
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Get into the White House

 Emily Brouch

Hometown: North Wales, PA
Major & Expected Graduation Date: English, 2016
Favorite class taken at CUA: HSPH 204
Favorite extracurricular activity: Writing short stories
Favorite thing to do on campus: Frisbee on the Pryz lawn
Favorite thing to do in DC: Walking around Alexandria
Favorite DC restaurant: J.Paul’s
Random fun fact about you: I went skiing in Utah this winter
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Ride the paddleboats in the Tidal Basin

 Madeline Buday

Hometown: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Major & Expected Graduation Date: English, 2016
Favorite class taken at CUA: Poetry of the World Wars
Favorite extracurricular activity: Renew
Favorite thing to do on campus: Visit Mary’s Garden
Favorite thing to do in DC: Go to Eastern Market
Favorite DC restaurant: Giovanni’s Trattu
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Picnic on the Mall 

 Nicole Bull

Hometown: Woodbine, MD
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Mechanical Engineering, 2016
Favorite class taken at CUA: Engineering Mechanics
Favorite extracurricular activity: Running
Favorite thing to do on campus: Visit Mary’s Garden  
Favorite thing to do in DC: Go on random adventures
Favorite DC restaurant: Vapianos
Random fun fact about you: I have run a marathon
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Visit every single metro stop 

 Julie Byrne

Hometown: Romstein, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany   
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Philosophy, 2016
Favorite class taken at CUA: Philosophy of Knowledge
Favorite extracurricular activity: Wind Ensemble
Favorite thing to do on campus: Hang with friends!
Favorite thing to do in DC: Visit the air and space museum
Favorite DC restaurant: Marrakesh
Random fun fact about you: I have lived in 8 states and two different countries
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Go to all the museums 

 Pamela Cabrera

Hometown: Dominican Republic
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Psychology 2015
Favorite class taken at CUA: Psychology of Adolescence
Favorite extracurricular activity: CUA SOL
Favorite thing to do on campus: Take pictures with Red
Favorite thing to do in DC: Go to Nats baseball games
Favorite DC restaurant: La Madeleine
Random fun fact about you: I recently became an aunt

One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Go skydiving! 

 James Carroll

Hometown: Richboro PA
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Mechanical Engineering, 2017
Favorite class taken at CUA: Engineering 201
Favorite extracurricular activity: Frisbee
Favorite thing to do on campus: Hanging with Friends
Favorite thing to do in DC: Explore Chinatown
Favorite DC restaurant: Vapianos
Random fun fact about you: I taught myself how to play guitar
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Rhode Island Challenge 

 Danielle Caruccio

Hometown: West Milford, NJ
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Engineering 2017
Favorite class taken at CUA: AutoCAD
Favorite extracurricular activity: Track and Field
Favorite thing to do on campus: Hang out with my friends at the Pryz
Favorite thing to do in DC: going to the Monuments
Favorite DC restaurant: Legal Seafood
Random fun fact about you: I broke my toe playing “Marco-Polo”
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Run around the monuments 

 Nicole Caulfield

Hometown: Hackensack, NJ
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Psychology 2016
Favorite class taken at CUA: Brain and Behavior
Favorite extracurricular activity: Fencing
Favorite thing to do on campus: Hang out with Friends
Favorite thing to do in DC: Visit the Monuments
Favorite DC restaurant: Wok and Roll
Random fun fact about you: I volunteer at a Crisis Hotline
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Get a picture with resident Garvey 

 Joseph Cihak

Hometown: Corvallis OR
Major & Expected GraduationDate Accounting  
Favorite class taken at CUA: Accounting 305
Favorite extracurricular activity: Swimming
Favorite thing to do on campus: Sleep
Favorite thing to do in DC: Eat
Favorite DC restaurant: All of them
Random fun fact about you: My uncle works for the Pope on a consistant basis

One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Actually go to one sporting event at the verizon center

 Daniel Cooley

Hometown: Benicia, Ca
Major & Expected Graduation Date: History, 2017
Favorite class taken at CUA: Calc 3
Favorite extracurricular activity: Sailing Team
Favorite thing to do on campus: Hang out with friends
Favorite DC restaurant: Vapianos
Random fun fact about you: I like to drag race
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Get a tour of the White House

   Joe Corbett

Hometown: Melville, NY
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Economics 2016
Favorite class taken at CUA: Econ 103
Favorite extracurricular activity: Program Board
Favorite thing to do on campus: Play Music
Favorite thing to do in DC: Walk the Monuments
Favorite DC restaurant: Bucca Di Beppo
Random fun fact about you: I can name every U.S President
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Tour the White House

   Cara Costa

Hometown: Cranford, NJ
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Psychology 2016
Favorite class taken at CUA:
Favorite extracurricular activity: Take Note Acapella
Favorite thing to do on campus: Be an OA
Favorite thing to do in DC: Explore
Favorite DC restaurant: Matchbox
Random fun fact about you: My ancestor was a cardinal in Italy
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Go to the White House

 Georgia Cummins

Hometown: Old Lyme, CT
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Nursing, 2017
Favorite class taken at CUA: Anatomy and Phis.
Favorite extracurricular activity: Kappa Tou Gamma
Favorite thing to do on campus: Sitting under the Cherry Blossoms
Favorite thing to do in DC: Dress up and go to brunch
Favorite DC restaurant: Vapianos
Random fun fact about you: I work at a vineyard
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Run the Marine Corps Marathon 

 Dante DeAnnuntis

Hometown: Media, PA
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Civil Engineering, 2015  
Favorite class taken at CUA: Theory of Structures
Favorite extracurricular activity: Surfing
Favorite thing to do on campus: Walk to the Basilica
Favorite thing to do in DC: Explore!
Favorite DC restaurant: Menomale
Random fun fact about you: I have an essay stored in the Library of Congress
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Explore a random stop on the metro!

 Emma Dodson

Hometown: Haddonfield NJ
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Phycology 2016
Favorite class taken at CUA: Abnormal Child Phycology
Favorite extracurricular activity: KTG
Favorite thing to do on campus: Starbucks
Favorite thing to do in DC: Run around the national mall
Favorite DC restaurant: Founding Farmers
Random fun fact about you: Training for her first half marathon
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Go to eastern market

 Peter Duval

Hometown: Franklin, MA
Major & Expected Graduation Date: BSBA-Finance 2017
Favorite class taken at CUA: Intro Management
Favorite extracurricular activity: Swimming
Favorite thing to do on campus: Work out
Favorite thing to do in DC: Eat
Favorite DC restaurant: Clyde’s
Random fun fact about you: I am on the CUA swim team
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Restaurant Week 

Caroline Eldridge

Hometown: Wellesley, MA
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Musical Theatre 2017
Favorite class taken at CUA: Theatre 101
Favorite extracurricular activity: Redline Acappella
Favorite thing to do on campus: Hang out with friends in Mary’s garden
Favorite thing to do in DC: Go to Museums
Favorite DC restaurant: Matchbox
Random fun fact about you: I am really good at mimicking animal noises

 

 

 Taylor Falvey

Hometown: White Plains, NY
Major & Expected Graduation Date: 2017 Undecided  
Favorite class taken at CUA: Vocation to Business
Favorite extracurricular activity: Softball
Favorite thing to do on campus: Sit in CV circle
Favorite thing to do in DC: Chinatown
Favorite DC restaurant: Vapianos
Random fun fact about you: Oldest of 4 girls

One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Tour the White House

 Bridget Finnell

Hometown: Rockville, MD
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Exploratory, 2017
Favorite class taken at CUA: Spanish 107
Favorite extracurricular activity: Ultimate Frisbee
Favorite thing to do on campus: hang out with friends
Favorite thing to do in DC:  Explore!
Favorite DC restaurant: The Dubliner
Random fun fact about you: I sometimes like to knit
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Visit all the monuments 

 Danielle Flood

Hometown: Bergenfield, NJ
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Social Work, 2015
Favorite class taken at CUA: SSS 225
Favorite extracurricular activity: Best Buddies
Favorite thing to do on campus: People watch in the Pryz
Favorite thing to do in DC: Double Decker bus tour – Do it!
Favorite DC restaurant: Chop’t
Random fun fact about you: I have been to Ireland 13 times
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Stop at every metro stop on the map

 Dylan Gallagher

Hometown: Lebanon, NJ
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Architecture 2016
Favorite extracurricular activity: Running Cross Country
Favorite thing to do on campus: Hang out with friends
Favorite thing to do in DC: Go to a Caps game
Favorite DC restaurant: Matchbox
Random fun fact about you: I have traveled to 13 countries
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Get a library card from the library of Congress 

   Hannah Gillis

Hometown: Newtown Square,PA
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Mechanical Engineering, 2015
Favorite class taken at CUA: AutoCAD 
Favorite extracurricular activity: Engineers Without Borders and Track & Field
Favorite thing to do on campus: relax on the campus lawns
Favorite thing to do in DC: get lost and explore downtown DC
Favorite DC restaurant:Vapiano’s 
Random fun fact about you: I’ve traveled to 17+ countries so far
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate:
go to the top of the Washington Monument

 Marlene Giron-Bravo

Hometown: San Juan, P.R.
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Biology, 2017
Favorite class taken at CUA: Biology 105
Favorite extracurricular activity: Orientation
Favorite thing to do on campus: sit on the grass with friends
Favorite thing to do in DC: walking around the reflection pool
Favorite DC restaurant: Vapianos
Random fun fact about you: I rode ATV’s when I was younger
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Discover a new place that I love along the metro

 Morgan Gluck

Hometown: Mt. Airy, MD
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Nursing 2017
Favorite class taken at CUA: Microbiology
Favorite extracurricular activity: Ultimate Frisbee
Favorite thing to do on campus: Hang out in the Pryz with friends
Favorite thing to do in DC: Walk around the Mall
Favorite DC restaurant: Wok and Roll
Random fun fact about you: I still sunburn even if I am wearing sun screen
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Get a tour of the White House

 Michael Grossane

Hometown: Merrick
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Civil Engineering 2016
Favorite class taken at CUA: Engineering Mechanics 1
Favorite extracurricular activity: Playing any sport
Favorite thing to do on campus: Work out at the Kane Center
Favorite thing to do in DC: Go to the Lincoln Monument
Favorite DC restaurant: The Green Turtle
Random fun fact about you: My shoe size is 15
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Take a tour of the White House

 Celina Holler 

Hometown: Newark, DE
Major & Expected Graduation Date: International Business 2016
Favorite class taken at CUA: Mandarin Chinese
Favorite extracurricular activity: Dance
Favorite thing to do on campus: Sit outside Starbucks
Favorite thing to do in DC: Monuments at Midnight
Favorite DC restaurant: Clyde’s
Random fun fact about you: I love watching the sunrise
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Take contemporary ballet pictures on the mall

 Chris Huben

Hometown: Stratford, CT
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Philosophy 2016
Favorite class taken at CUA: Philosophy of Knowledge
Favorite extracurricular activity: Playing Basketball
Favorite thing to do on campus: Hanging out in CV circle
Favorite thing to do in DC: Visit the monuments at night
Favorite DC restaurant: Old Ebbot Grill
Random fun fact about you: I have met Adam Sandler
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Meet the President 

 Alyssa Jespersen     

Hometown: Montgomery Village, MD
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Biology 2016
Favorite class taken at CUA: Genetics
Favorite thing to do on campus: Hang out with Friends
Favorite thing to do in DC: Go to the zoo
Favorite DC restaurant:  Cactus Cantina
Random fun fact about you: I love football
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Go to the library of congress  

 

 Meagan Koeth

Hometown: Staten Island, NY
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Mathematics and Secondary Education 2015
Favorite class taken at CUA: Grimms Fairy Tales
Favorite extracurricular activity: Best Buddies
Favorite thing to do on campus: Friday Night Events with the House
Favorite thing to do in DC: Running on the National Mall
Favorite DC restaurant: Menomale
Random fun fact about you: I have freckles in my eyes
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Run from campus to the capitol 

 Chris Kramer

Hometown: Philadelphia PA
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Mechanical Engineering
Favorite class taken at CUA: Dynamics
Favorite extracurricular activity: Ultimate Frisbee
Favorite thing to do on campus: CV chillin in my hammock
Favorite thing to do in DC: get lost and experience new things
Favorite DC restaurant: Ted’s Bulletin
Random fun fact about you: I enjoy CUA to the utmost degree
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: meet the pope

   Mary Lastowka     

Hometown: Brookhven, PA
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Politics, 2016
Favorite class taken at CUA: Comparative Politics (Pol 112)
Favorite extracurricular activity: CUA Catholic Daughters of America
Favorite thing to do on campus: Visit the Rose Garden (located behind Aquinas Hall)
Favorite thing to do in DC: Observe political events that are taking place in the city
Favorite DC restaurant: Vapianos
Random fun fact about you: my sister taught me how to do the flying trapeze
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: see the cherry blossoms

 James Lewis

Hometown: Norristown, PA
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Political Theory 2016
Favorite class taken at CUA: American Political Theory II
Favorite extracurricular activity: WCUA Radio
Favorite thing to do on campus: see the musicals
Favorite thing to do in DC: DuPont Circle
Favorite DC restaurant: La Tasca
Random fun fact about you: I was a revolutionary in Les Mis
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Rhode Island Challenge

 Raymond Magorien

Hometown: Columbus, OH
Major & Expected Graduation Date: International Politics 2015
Favorite class taken at CUA: Nationalism and Islam
Favorite extracurricular activity: Hiking
Favorite thing to do on campus: Open Mic Night
Favorite thing to do in DC: Kayak on the Potomac
Favorite DC restaurant: Busboys and Poets
Random fun fact about you: I lived in Jordan last semester
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Run the DC marathon 

 Dennis Marsh

Hometown: Clifton Park, NY
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Business Management, 2016
Favorite class taken at CUA: Accounting 305
Favorite extracurricular activity: CUA  Golf Club
Favorite thing to do on campus: Movies on the Mall
Favorite thing to do in DC: Visit all the monuments
Favorite DC restaurant: Vapiano’s
Random fun fact about you: I make YouTube videos
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Record a viral video in front of all the monuments 

 Alexis Martin

Hometown: Medford, NJ
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Business Management, 2016
Favorite class taken at CUA: Business Ethics
Favorite extracurricular activity: Lacrosse
Favorite thing to do on campus: Chill in the Pryz
Favorite thing to do in DC: Visit the Monuments
Favorite DC restaurant: Vapianos
Random fun fact about you: I love the Little Mermaid
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Cherry Blossoms

 Adrianna Matyas

Hometown: Manasquan, NJ
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Architecture 2016
Favorite class taken at CUA: Vocational Psychology
Favorite extracurricular activity: Sailing Team
Favorite thing to do on campus: People watch at the Pryz
Favorite thing to do in DC: go to the National Mall
Favorite DC restaurant: Matchbox
Random fun fact about you: I went to India my senior year of high school
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Go to the Cherry Blossom Festival 

 Michelle Maurer

Hometown: Rochester, NY
Major & Expected Graduation Date: International Business, 2015
Favorite class taken at CUA: The Art of the Interview
Favorite extracurricular activity: Running
Favorite thing to do on campus: Starbucks dates with friends
Favorite thing to do in DC: Run on the Mall
Favorite DC restaurant: Founding Farmers
Random fun fact about you: I volunteer at a dog shelter on Saturdays
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Tackle everything on the Washington Post’s “Best of D.C” list

 Brigid McGrath

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Nursing, May 2015  
Favorite class taken at CUA: Pharmacology
Favorite extracurricular activity: OA
Favorite thing to do on campus: Coffee in Starbucks
Favorite thing to do in DC: Hang out with friends
Favorite DC restaurant: Bus Boys and Poets
Random fun fact about you: I am an aunt to two Nephews and a niece
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Tour the White House

 JP McPherson

Hometown: Clarksburg, MD
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Computer Science, 2017
Favorite class taken at CUA: C/C++ Programing
Favorite extracurricular activity: Intramural Soccer
Favorite thing to do on campus: Open Mic Nights
Favorite thing to do in DC: Check out the Museums
Favorite DC restaurant: Fago de Chao
Random fun fact about you: I spent 11 weeks in China
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Tour the White House

 Joseph Mirabile

Hometown: Winchester, MA
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Chemistry, 2016
Favorite class taken at CUA: Philosophy 202
Favorite extracurricular activity:  Ultimate Frisbee
Favorite thing to do on campus: Toss Frisbee on the Law School Lawn
Favorite thing to do in DC: Toss Frisbee on the National Mall
Favorite DC restaurant: Buca di Beppo
Random fun fact about you: I climbed Mt. Hood in Oregon
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Get to all the free Museums

 Alexandra Morrison

Hometown: Cumberland, ME
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Spanish and International Business 2017
Favorite class taken at CUA: Vocation of Business
Favorite extracurricular activity: Best Buddies
Favorite thing to do on campus: Playing Soccer in CV circle
Favorite thing to do in DC: Run the Monuments
Favorite DC restaurant: Masa 14
Random fun fact about you: I accidently introduced myself to President Garvey on the first day of Orientation
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Go to every Smithsonian Museum 

 Kevin Motylinski

Hometown: Shamong, NJ
Major & Expected Graduation Date: 2017 Mechanical Engineering
Favorite class taken at CUA: Auto-CAD
Favorite extracurricular activity: Ultimate Frisbee
Favorite thing to do on campus: Spend time with Friends
Favorite thing to do in DC: Visit the Monuments
Favorite DC restaurant: Clydes
Random fun fact about you: Spent two weeks backpacking in the wilderness  
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Run around the national mall

   Jaclyn Nagy

Hometown: Annapolis, MD
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Architecture 2016
Favorite class taken at CUA: Screen Printing
Favorite extracurricular activity: Running
Favorite thing to do on campus: Frisbee on the Basilica lawn
Favorite thing to do in DC: Monuments at Night
Favorite DC restaurant: Red Velvet Cupcakes
Random fun fact about you: I just ran my 6th half marathon over spring break
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Tour the White House

 Kateri Noble

Hometown: Monroe Township, NJ
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Psychology, 2016
Favorite class taken at CUA: Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Favorite extracurricular activity: Orientation!
Favorite thing to do on campus: spend time outside with friends
Favorite thing to do in DC: Walk along the National Mall
Favorite DC restaurant: Vapiano’s
Random fun fact about you: I can play the piano by ear
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Go to the Cherry Blossom Festival
 

 Tricia Nolan

Hometown: Medford, NJ
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Nursing, 2016
Favorite class taken at CUA: Anatomy
Favorite extracurricular activity: ROTC
Favorite thing to do on campus: Hang out in the Pryz
Favorite thing to do in DC: Run the monuments
Favorite DC restaurant: Chipotle
Random fun fact about you: I am a part of Army ROTC
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Tour the White House 

  Meredith O’Connell

Hometown: Albany, NY
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Anthropology, 2016
Favorite class taken at CUA: Washington 101
Favorite extracurricular activity: APO
Favorite thing to do on campus: House Events
Favorite thing to do in DC: Sporting Events
Favorite DC restaurant: Busboys and Poets
Random fun fact about you: I held the 2012 Super Bowl Trophy
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Go to the Cherry Blossom festival

 Emma Onasch

Hometown: Portland, OR
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Musical Theatre 2016
Favorite class taken at CUA: French Neoclassical Theatre
Favorite extracurricular activity: Theatre
Favorite thing to do on campus: Run
Favorite thing to do in DC: Cherry Blossom Festival
Favorite DC restaurant: Busboys and Poets
Random fun fact about you: I have double jointed Elbows
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Concert at the Verizon Center 

   Danuta Pereira

Hometown: Sunnyside, NY
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Politics 2017
Favorite class taken at CUA: Comparative Politics
Favorite extracurricular activity: Playing Tennis
Favorite thing to do on campus: Hanging out in Starbucks with my friends for hours
Favorite thing to do in DC:  Get Georgetown Cupcakes
Favorite DC restaurant: Amsterdam Falafel
Random fun fact about you: I speak Arabic
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Tour the White House

 Anthony Phan

Hometown: Rockville, MD
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Biology 2017
Favorite class taken at CUA: Chemistry
Favorite extracurricular activity: Playing guitar
Favorite thing to do on campus: Frisbee Golf
Favorite thing to do in DC: Skating to the monuments at night
Favorite DC restaurant: El Tio Mexican Restaurant
Random fun fact about you: I have a twin sister who also attends CUA
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Go to all the Museums 

   Bailey Piazza

Hometown: Harleysville PA
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Politics 2017
Favorite class taken at CUA: Chinese
Favorite extracurricular activity: College Republicans
Favorite thing to do on campus: Late night people watching in the pryz
Favorite thing to do in DC: Go to free events
Favorite DC restaurant: Chipotle
Random fun fact about you: I play the Ukulele
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Dance at the Monuments

 Meg Ross

Hometown: Havertown, PA
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Architecture, 2016
Favorite class taken at CUA: History of Architecture
Favorite extracurricular activity: Habitat for Humanity
Favorite thing to do on campus: Tanning on the Pryz Lawn
Favorite thing to do in DC: Visit the Lincoln Memorial
Favorite DC restaurant: Vapianos
Random fun fact about you: I took Prom pictures at Home Depot… Twice
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Meet someone from all 50 States

 

 Rachael Salamone

Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Major & Expected Graduation Date: History 2015
Favorite class taken at CUA: The History of Fashion
Favorite extracurricular activity: Photograph and Videography
Favorite thing to do on campus: Pryz Dates
Favorite thing to do in DC: Eastern Market
Favorite DC restaurant: Sweet Greens
Random fun fact about you: Enlisted in the United States army
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Take a tour of the White House

 Erin Sandlin

Hometown: Moorpark, CA
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Politics, 2015
Favorite class taken at CUA: Environmental Politics and Policy
Favorite extracurricular activity: Surfing
Favorite thing to do on campus: Eating Lunch outside
Favorite thing to do in DC: Walk the monuments
Favorite DC restaurant: Busboys and Poets
Random fun fact about you: I pole-vault for CUA
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Cherry Blossom Festival

 Patrick Seed

Hometown: Shrewsbury, MA
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Politics 2015
Favorite class taken at CUA: Global Issues
Favorite extracurricular activity: Alpha Phi Omega
Favorite thing to do on campus: Hang out with friends
Favorite thing to do in DC: Wander around the city Favorite DC restaurant: Clydes
Random fun fact about you: Sorting tests can’t tell if I’m a Hufflepuff or a Ravenclaw_

One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Go see the monuments at night

  Katie Sharma

Hometown: Kennebunkport, Maine
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Politics, 2016
Favorite class taken at CUA: Arabic
Favorite extracurricular activity: College Republicans
Favorite thing to do on campus: Explore the stacks
Favorite thing to do in DC: Run the monuments at night
Favorite DC restaurant: Vapiano’s
Random fun fact about you: I’m studying abroad in the Middle East this Spring

One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Go to the Whitehouse Christmas Tree Lighting 

 Taylor Sias

Hometown: Flemington, NJ
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Spanish for International Service, 2016
Favorite class taken at CUA: The Habsburg Dynasty in Spain
Favorite extracurricular activity: Spanish Club
Favorite DC restaurant: La Tasca
Random fun fact about you: I have danced with gypsies in the mountains of southern Spain
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Run the National Mall

 Peter Smith

Hometown: Fairfax, VA
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Mechanical Engineering, 2017
Favorite class taken at CUA: ENGR 102
Favorite extracurricular activity: Ultimate Frisbee
Favorite thing to do on campus: Frisbee on the Lawn School Lawn
Favorite thing to do in DC: Visit the Monuments
Favorite DC restaurant: Chipotle
Random fun fact about you: I lost my memory in my freshman year of high school
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: visit all the Smithsonian Museums 

 Megan Smolar

Hometown: Jackson NJ
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Nursing 2015
Favorite class taken at CUA: Pharmacology
Favorite extracurricular activity: Best Buddies
Favorite thing to do on campus: Spend time in CAS studying
Favorite thing to do in DC: Walk the monuments at night
Favorite DC restaurant: Teds Bulletin
Random fun fact about you: Went surfing in Nicaragua
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Visit all the metro stops on the red line 

 Madeline Steuber

Hometown: Doylestown, PA
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Politics 2017  
Favorite class taken at CUA: International Relations of East Asia
Favorite extracurricular activity: Running
Favorite thing to do on campus: Picnic on the Basilica Lawn
Favorite thing to do in DC: Bike downtown around the Monuments
Favorite DC restaurant: District Taco
Random fun fact about you: I once got to stand on the speaker’s balcony of the Capitol
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Get lost in the City with friends 

 Madline Strack

Hometown: Merrick, NY
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Nursing 2016
Favorite class taken at CUA: Health Assessment
Favorite extracurricular activity: OA
Favorite thing to do on campus: Starbucks with friends
Favorite thing to do in DC: Bike by the Cherry Blossoms
Favorite DC restaurant: Buss Boys and Poets
Random fun fact about you: I played competitive tennis in High school
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Monuments at night

 Michael Thorsen

Hometown: Edison, NJ
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Early Childhood Education 2016
Favorite class taken at CUA: Human Growth and Development
Favorite extracurricular activity: CUA Ballroom
Favorite thing to do on campus: Throw surprise parties for friends
Favorite thing to do in DC: Visiting new Restaurants
Favorite DC restaurant: Capitol City Cheesecake
Random fun fact about you: I am a Snapchat artist
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Finally win a CUA contest or raffle 

 Erin Torres

Hometown: Cranston, RI
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Nursing 2016
Favorite class taken at CUA: Pathophysiology
Favorite extracurricular activity: DC Reads
Favorite thing to do on campus: sit on the tables outside the Pryz
Favorite thing to do in DC: sit on the Lincoln Steps
Favorite DC restaurant: Matchbox
Random fun fact about you: I have met 2 cast members of The Office
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Go to the Newseum 

 Meghan Trepal

Hometown: Oyster Bay, NY
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Nursing, 2015
Favorite class taken at CUA: Pathophysiology
Favorite extracurricular activity: Orientation
Favorite thing to do on campus: Talk with the Pryz workers
Favorite thing to do in DC: Go up the bell tower at the old post office
Favorite DC restaurant: Ocean Air
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Monuments at night 

 Steph Twomey

Hometown: North Andover, MA
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Media Studies 2015
Favorite class taken at CUA: Abnormal Psychology
Favorite extracurricular activity: Custos Utique Antiquitatis
Favorite thing to do on campus: Sit outside at the picnic tables outside of the pryz on a nice day  
Favorite thing to do in DC: Walk from Union Station to the National Mall on a warm spring day
Favorite DC restaurant: Vapianos/ Nandos
Random fun fact about you: I’m oddly super good at Pogo Sticking  
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Go trick-or-treating down embassy row

 Ryan Van Fleet

Hometown: Mt. Airy, MD
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Civil Engineering 2015
Favorite class taken at CUA: Soil Mechanics Lab
Favorite extracurricular activity: Ultimate Frisbee
Favorite thing to do on campus: Sleep
Favorite thing to do in DC: Hang out with Carlos
Random fun fact about you: I have been called the songbird of my generation

One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Tour the White House

 Laurel Van Scoy

Hometown: Chester Springs, PA
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Architecture, 2017
Favorite class taken at CUA: ARPL 102
Favorite extracurricular activity: Ultimate Frisbee
Favorite thing to do on campus: Picnics on the Basilica Lawn
Favorite thing to do in DC: Monuments at night
Favorite DC restaurant: Nando’s Peri-Peri
Random fun fact about you: I camped on Lincoln Financial Field
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Run the Monuments

 Annie Wade

Hometown: Rye NH
Major & Expected Graduation Date: History 2017
Favorite class taken at CUA: US History
Favorite extracurricular activity: Sailing Team and Program Board
Favorite thing to do on campus: Sit outside in CV with friends.
Favorite thing to do in DC: Walk around the Nation Mall
Favorite DC restaurant: Per Peir
Random fun fact about you: I go surfing in the winter
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Take a tour of the White House

 Claire Wagner

Hometown: Chagrin Falls, OH
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Nursing, 2015
Favorite class taken at CUA: Microbiology
Favorite extracurricular activity: Cooking
Favorite thing to do on campus: Sit outside on a nice day and chat with friends
Random fun fact about you: I have gone snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef 

 James Wronski

Hometown: Meriden CT
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Exploratory 2016  
Favorite class taken at CUA: German
Favorite extracurricular activity: Take Note A cappella
Favorite thing to do on campus: Playing Frisbee
Favorite thing to do in DC: Biking
Favorite DC restaurant: Wise Guy’s Pizza
Random fun fact about you: I am an Eagle Scout
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: See an inauguration/cherry blossom Parade!

 Brigitte Zschech

Hometown: Haddonfield, NJ
Major & Expected Graduation Date: Architecture
Favorite class taken at CUA: German 204
Favorite extracurricular activity: German Club
Favorite thing to do on campus: sit in the Pryz and talk for hours
Favorite thing to do in DC: Trying new Restaurants   
Random fun fact about you: I talk in German in my sleep
One thing to do in D.C before you Graduate: Visit all the Monuments