Where are you from?
What is your spirit animal?
I’ve been told a seal because I’m playful and silly. I’ve also been told a sea turtle because I’m peaceful and conscious of not upsetting the balance of things.
One word that describe Stonehill:
Dead Poets Society
Why did you choose Stonehill?
I chose Stonehill because I had that weird magical moment where you walk on campus and fall in love. And the internship opportunities, like NY, DC, and LA sounded cool.
What advice would you give to a new student?
Join a lot of clubs in the beginning. If you feel like you’d be interested in something just try it! You’ll find your happiness in joining groups.
What are you involved in?
I’m the Captain of the ultimate Frisbee team, the music section editor of The Rolling Stonehill (Stonehill’s culture magazine), and the Secretary of PRIDE (providing a responsible, inclusive, and diverse environment).
How do you manage time?
I take it day by day and hope I don’t cry at the end of it.
How do you handle living four hours away?
It’s tough sometimes because I’m really close with my family, but I stay busy and see it as an adventure.
Favorite place on campus?
The bridge by New Hall. Super convenient, but a nice place to go to clear my head.
One thing you want to do before you graduate?
One academic thing I want to do is stay on the dean’s list, and one silly thing I want to do is climb Donahue.
What are you most looking forward to this year?
Aside from going abroad (in Ireland), I’m excited to live in the Colonial Courts with all of my friends.
Ryan is one of my best friends and she is a great example of a Stonehill student. She has a great heart and is very involved on campus. Just remember that college comes with many opportunities, and you should take advantage of each and every one. Whether that means joining clubs, going abroad, or doing an internship, it’s important to get yourself out there like Ryan does. Already in our junior year, we are confident and ready to take on anything, all thanks to the new things we tried and chances we took that got us to this stage.