Hi, my name is Emily Sullivan! I am a rising junior from Sudbury, Massachusetts. I am an International Studies major specializing in Middle Eastern studies and International Law and Global Governance, and I have a dual minor in French and Education. On campus (besides volunteering in Admissions), I am heavily involved in SPUD (Student Programs for Urban Development). Through SPUD, I volunteer at the Nativity School of Worcester, where I tutor and assist the Reading Specialist. This summer I am working as a tour guide before I head to Tours, France where I will be spending six weeks studying French at the Institut de Touraine. Next fall, I will be taking part in the College’s Washington Semester Program where I will be interning in the city, taking a course on Public Policy, and writing a 40-50 page thesis. For the spring semester, I will be heading back to France and studying at the Université de Strasbourg!
Hi! My name is Flavia Sula, and I’m a rising senior in the Class of 2017. I’m an English major in the College Honors Program, and I studied abroad at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland for the entirety of my junior year. This summer, I’ll be guiding tours here at Holy Cross, and spending quality time in my hometown of Worcester, MA! For the upcoming academic year, I will be working on an independent thesis, which will focus on medieval gender portrayals in Game of Thrones. Besides working in the Admissions Office, I have led student retreats through the Chaplain’s Office, and been a summer orientation leader for the Class of 2018.
My name is Joanna Aramini, and I am a rising sophomore from Westborough, Massachusetts. I am an Art History major and am planning on double majoring with Sociology. In addition to volunteering in admissions, I am involved in the College Choir and SPUD (Student Programs for Urban Development), in which I am a mentor to a local Worcester elementary student. While I’m not studying in the library or involved in extracurriculars, I love playing intramural volleyball, painting, and playing the piano. This summer, I am working as a tour guide at Holy Cross three days a week, while also holding an internship at the Worcester Art Museum. I will be heading back to campus early in the fall for SPUD training, in which I will be a Co-Program Director for the Boys and Girls Club next year. At the end of my sophomore year, I am planning to study in Rome through our Maymester program.
Hi, my name is Joe Aramini, a rising sophomore from Westborough, Massachusetts. I am History major with a classical Archaeology minor. In addition to guiding tours, on campus I volunteer at the Boys and Girls club through SPUD (Student Programs for Urban Development), I am a midshipman in the NROTC battalion, and next fall I will be a resident assistant. This summer I am excited to be giving tours in June, July and August until reporting for resident assistant training. At the end of sophomore year I would like to do a Maymester in Rome and then get a spot on the Archaeological dig in Poggio del Molino.
Hi, my name is Kailey Verni, 2016 grad from the College, double major in English and Philosophy. My hobbies include hiking, practicing yoga and reading. I am from East Setauket, NY. This summer I plan to work in the Admissions Office and finish my yoga teacher training certification. This August I will begin my year as a JV in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Los Angeles, California and will return in the Fall of 2017 to begin my first year of law school at Suffolk University in Boston.
Hi, my name is Mitchell Axelson and I am a rising junior from Holden, Massachusetts. I am an econ major and participate in the pre-business program. Besides volunteering for admissions, I am a resident assistant and play club tennis. I will be giving tours throughout the month of June before working as the site leader at Camp Tenacity ( a free program for Worcester children that provides tennis instruction and help with reading skills). Next year I will be on campus during the fall semester before spending the spring semester in the first year of the New York Semester Internship program, which is modeled after our popular Washington DC Semester.
Hi, my name is Sara McLean and I am a rising senior from Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania and an Architectural Studies Major. Upon my first visit to Holy Cross, I felt the sense of community and knew that I was called to be a part of it. Many of my experiences through the Chaplain’s Office have helped me to make Holy Cross a second home and find the community that I felt when I visited. I have been a part of the Women’s Spirituality Group, Magis, and traveled to Beards Fork, WV and Narrows, VA, as a part of the Spring Break Immersion Program. I am also a part of Gateways Summer and Fall Orientations, Agape Latte, Relay for Life Planning Committee, and Student Programming for Urban Development, as a volunteer at the Nativity School of Worcester. In my free time, I love to cook, bake, and explore new places and I have a passion for design and often watch HGTV and the Food Network! This June, I was a part of the Summer Gateways Orientation Team, and I will be working as a Summer Tour Guide in Admissions throughout July.
Hi! My name is Joe Cataldo and I am a rising Junior from North Andover, Massachusetts. I am a Political Science major with a concentration in Peace and Conflict Studies. Besides giving tours, I am also a head greeter for Liturgical Ministry. I am also involved with retreats and spring break immersion trips through Campion House and participate in various intramurals. Additionally, I volunteer through SPUD (Student Programs for Urban Development) at Friendly House which is an after school program for generally elementary school kids. I got back from a Maymester in late June. My Maymester was called Memory and the Holocaust in Central Europe in which we traveled to LIthuania, Poland, Czech Republic, and Germany to see how the Holocaust is memorialized and remembered in these different places. I will be working as a tour guide for the month of July and part of August, until I head down to DC to participate in the Washington Semester. In DC, I will be interning at the National Fisheries Institute, taking a class in public policy, and writing a 40-50 page thesis.I am so excited to be back at Holy Cross and eager to spread my Purple Pride!