Meet the 2014 NJSLC Committee
Maria Ireland ('15) is an International Studies major. She is involved in the Arrupe International Immersion Program, Residence Hall Association (RHA), Polis: The Honors Program Student Board, and works at BC Concessions. Maria is the Education Co-Chair because she had an incredible experience at the 2012 NJSLC and wanted to bring this wonderful conference to BC. She thinks that it is important that students of the Jesuit colleges and universities meet each other and appreciate the values of our common Jesuit education. The people at BC inspire her every day! Maria is one tough cookie and has a 4" lightning bolt scar on her arm to prove it!
Siobhan Burke ('16) is a Finance major. She is also actively involved on the Student Organization Funding Committee (SOFC), Jenks Leadership Program, and CSOM Honors Program. Siobhan loves the community aspect and spiritual reflection that accompany her Jesuit education at BC and wants to help share that with other student leaders through NJSLC. She loves the true respect and care that people show for one another around the Boston College campus and how beautiful Gasson looks at any given time or weather! Siobhan is a huge Red Sox fan and follows the team faithfully, through ups and downs!
Reba Hatcher ('16) is an Accounting and Sociology double major. She also serves as the treasurer for Women in Business, is on the spirit committee of Relay for Life, and is a member of pretty much every other business club on campus. She also works with the wonderful peole in CSOM Dean Keeley's office. Reba is on the NJSLC Education Committee because she thinks talking about the love of the Jesuits and learning how to better love ourselves, our community, and others is very important. Reba will brag about her love for New York City, but she also has a true love for the small towns of Concord, MA where her high school is located and Chestnut Hill, home of the greatest university!
Dan Latu ('16) is a Political Science and Economics double major. He is also on the leadership council for Peer Health Exchange Boston, has served in Hollywood, SC for Appalachia Volunteers and was a runner for the 2013 Campus School Marathon Team. Having attended a Jesuit high school in Boston, Dan knows how great of an impact the Jesuit community has here, historically and currently. He feels that NJSLC is an exciting opportunity to show off the Jesuit legacy of Boston College and how the Jesuit ideals are being lived out every day. His favorite part of BC is the New England Classic panini in the Eagle's Nest.
Ryan Shannon ('15) is a Theology and Biology double major. In addition to the NJSLC Committee he is a facilitator for the Emerging Leader Program, an RA in the Freshmen area, the Director of Policy for GLBTQ Leadership Council, and has participated in the Arrupe International Immersion Program and Appalachia Volunteers. Ryan's passion for being a part of the NJSLC committee comes from the prayer and theme of the conference, "Fall in Love" by father Pedro Arrupe. As a member of the committee he hopes to share his experiences and passion with other student leaders, to listen and learn from others, and to encourage and create student leader based conversation encircled by faith, solidarity, service, and love. Ryan loves Marathon Monday. It's a day filled with so much heart and BC pride - these feelings have only been strengthened after the horrific events that occurred at the Boston Marathon this year. Want to put Ryan in a good mood? Play “The Heart Of Life” by John Mayer!
Teddy Raddell ('15) is a Biochemistry major. He is also active on the 4Boston Council, Jenks Leadership Program, Residence Hall Association, and is an Orientation Leader. After attending NJSLC at Holy Cross 2012, Teddy was excited for the chance to be able to spread the excitement of the conference from Boston College. This is his seventh year of Jesuit education, which has truly shaped the trajectory of his life. He is honored to be able to share his passion with others through this conference. Teddy's favorite thing about Boston College is the people. Most people don't know that Teddy has a green thumb!
Kelsey Bebout ('16) is an Accounting and Economics double major with a Faith, Peace, and Justice Minor. She is involved in 4Boston, InterVarsity, and the Student Admissions Program (SAP). She has adopted the core values of community, faith, and service and believes that forming a community out of all the Jesuit schools in America will create relationships that will spread the Jesuit ideals across our nation. She loves that Boston College students are open to meeting new people, will always hold doors open for you, and are deeply passionate about changing the world. When you meet Kelsey, ask her about her month in the circus in Mexico!
Jacob Monk ('16) is an Accounting and Finance double major. He is a day visit captain for the Student Admissions Program (SAP), student lector at St. Joseph Chapel, member of the Marketing Academy, and works at the equipment desk at the Flynn Recreation Complex. As a graduate of a Jesuit high school, Jake is excited to become more involved with the Ignation ministry and Boston College community while sharing ideas and experiences with college students all around the country. Jake loves the Student Involvement Fair. He will never forget walking down Linden Lane, lined with tables of upperclassmen throwing candy at him and shoving flyers for every activity imaginable. See someone at Santa Clara University that looks like Jake? It's his twin sister!
Meredith Smith ('16) is an undeclared major in A&S. She is a part of the Shaw Leadership Program, is a CURA Leader, a lector at Mass, and on the upcoming Arrupe Ecuador trip. Meredith is on the NJSLC Events Committee because she has grown to love the Jesuit traditions of service and solidarity and would like to be able to showcase our wonderful school and city to students from all of the Jesuit schools, as well as to learn about the programs and opportunities at other schools to grow in her own leadership abilities. Meredith loves walking around the Memorial Labyrinth outside Bapst and then walking up Linden Lane towards Gasson Hall, especially in the spring when all the flowers are blooming!
Pete Trainor ('15) is a Sociology major with a Management and Leadership minor. He is a 4Boston council member, is on the leadership committee for the Church in the 21st Century Center and the sophomore leadership council for the Residence Hall Association (RHA), and has previously served as a point guard for the 48 Hours retreat and on an Appalachia Volunteers service trip to Exmore, VA. Pete is on the NJSLC committee to show other Jesuit Universities the pure beauty of Boston College, and his vibrant home city of Boston. He loves BC's campus, especially Gasson Hall and thinks it is breathtaking at any time, any day, in sunshine or snow. If you talk to Pete, ask him to send you a postcard from Cape Town, South Africa where he will be studying during Fall 2013!
Caitlin West ('15) is a Biology major. She is actively involved in 4Boston where she tutors at a local middle school and helps to run their after-school clubs. On campus, she is part of the Student Admissions Program (SAP) and was on the intramural soccer team during the fall and spring semesters. Caitlin thinks NJSLC is an amazing opportunity to grow in her faith and her ideas of leadership and is excited to form lasting relationships all over the country. She cannot wait for summer 2014 to come and the conference to start! Her favorite thing about being a student at Boston College are her relationships with the people here. Being from Milwaukee, WI, ask Caitlin about her opinion on cheese curds!
Katie Nowak ('15) is an Economics major and a French minor. When she is not leading the Logistics Committee she is a member of the Student Organization Funding Committee (SOFC) and Boston College Equestrian Team and serves as a Peer Leadership Consultant. Katie had a great experience at the 2012 Holy Cross conference and wants to help bring this experience to others in the Jesuit community (she doesn't think crunching numbers is half bad either!). Her favorite thing about BC is the amazing people that she's met and keeps meeting every day! Katie loves long walks on the beach, ponies, Starbucks, PB&J, singing in the shower (because everyone sounds good in the shower), and marshmallows!
Esme Condon ('16) is a Finance and Management & Leadership double major. She is also involved in the Ignatian Society, intramural volleyball, and Women in Business. Esme is a graduate of a Jesuit high school and has come to internalize and believe in the Jesuit ideals and apply them to her life at BC. She is excited to be a part of the process of planning such an impressive event and to take part in the entire creation of this conference to show what Boston College has to offer. Esme loves going to Zumba and has been going since 7th grade!
Maggie Farrell ('15) is a History and Art History double major. She is involved in the Residence Hall Association (RHA), BC2Boston, the Student Admissions Program (SAP), and is employed at the Museum of Fine Art. If you want to know the first five lines of The Odyssey in Ancient Greek, ask Maggie! Maggie is on the NJSLC Committee because she went to the 2012 NJSLC and wanted to bring the conference to BC. Maggies loves how passionate everybody is at Boston College about the things they are involved in.
Anthony Goodwin ('14) is a Finance and Accounting double major. Goody is a research assistant and a member of the Residence Hall Association (RHA), Investment Club, and Allies. He is excited to show off Boston College to other Jesuit colleges and universities. His favorite thing about BC is its beautiful campus. Don't ask him to tour the campus by bike because he doesn't know how to ride one!
Codie Perry ('16) is an Operations Management and Economics double major. He is also a member of the Shaw Leadership Program and helped plan the 2013 ACC Student Leadership Symposium. Codie is on the NJSLC committee for the opportunity to interact and learn from students who attend the various Jesuit universities in the country. He believes that we all share similarities in someways, whether that be academic, extracurricular activities, passions or goals. Codie loves the sense of community that the Boston College campus has between the students, faculty, the Jesuits and all the others who make up the engaging, interesting, and caring community. Codie takes great pride in being a Nantucket islander!
Caitlin Tom ('16) is a Finance and Accounting double major. She is also active in the Chinese Students Association and Management Consulting Club and works as a Student Technology Consultant. She became a member of the Logistics Committee to learn more about and get more involved with BC's Jesuit identity and be able to give back to the greater BC community. She also wanted the opportunity to apply her business skills in real life! Her favorite part of BC is the way the upperclassmen take care of the underclassmen. The mentorship and help that she received really made her freshmen year amazing, and it makes her want to do the same for future freshmen. You shouldn't forget Caitlin's birthday (she's a New Year's baby!).
Adrienne Dumpe is an Assistant Director in the Student Programs Office. She has been with the Student Programs Office for one year. Her primary responsibilities include creating resources for student organizations (including training, use of MyBC, and a mid-year review). She is excited to be working with the NJSLC 2014 committee as a co-adviser and to get to know the Jesuit school network. Her favorite thing about Boston College is working with a student body that is driven, compassionate, and bright.
Jessie Graf is a Resident Director in the Office of Residential Life. She has been at Boston College since July of 2011. In addition to being an RD in the First-Year Area for the past two years, she has co-advised the Residence Hall Association, attended multiple conferences with students, and served as a Retreat Director for a Halftime retreat (spiritual discernment retreat). Jessie is thrilled to be involved with the NJSLC 2014 committee as a co-adviser and be a part of hosting the first NJSLC conference at BC! Her favorite aspects about Boston College are engaging with student leaders, working alongside fantastic colleagues, and continuing to be at a mission-driven institution.