Ascend Senior Leads Bios
The Leads gathered by the fireplace to pose for a group photo (and possibly just because they wanted to stay warm) on their retreat in December, 2014.
Eva is an Economics major with International Studies and Finance minors from Bloomfield Hills, MI. She loves running marathons, puppies, and anything involving chocolate or peanut butter. She was born in Germany; lived in China for three years; and is currently missing London, where she studied abroad last fall. She is still not over the fact that she got a Mod and is pumped to lead Ascend!
Delphina is a political science major from Newburyport, Massachusetts. She is an avid fan of all spicy foods, coffee coffee coffee, and likes to spend her Saturdays with the Gilmore Girls. She still occasionally cries at the thought that the Harry Potter books are done, loves conspiracy theories, and wants more than anything to be part of a secret society. After graduation she hopes to move to Europe and work for a human rights organization.
Missa is an English major and philosophy minor from Pittsburgh, PA. In addition to studying it up in O’Neil, Missa is on the Executive Board for Caribbean Culture Club, is a representative in the AHANA Caucus, participates in the Arrupe Nicaragua program, and works for the CFLC. She loves playing with/cuddling/talking about her puppies Cato and Merle, makes a mean grilled cheese, and plans on getting pumped for her ASCEND meetings by blasting rap music from the early 2000s. Most recent inventions include Nutella icicles and a way to watch Netflix in the shower.
Hannah is a double major in International Studies and French from Fort Lee, New Jersey. If she's not at Fuego practice, she's always on the move, but you can usually locate her via her snapchat stories. After graduation, she looks forward to starting a job in human capital consulting in NYC, people watching on the subway to work and finally getting a black pug she plans to name Napoleon (name suggestions are still welcome).
Abby S. is an Environmental Geosciences Major who hails from sunny Boca Raton, Florida. She enjoys baja chicken sandwiches, the movie Pulp Fiction, being outdoors, chasing around sharks underwater whilst SCUBA diving, and used book stores. Abby can often being found at the Plex Pool, teaching loud children how to swim and valiantly guarding lives. She studied abroad in the Galapagos Islands where she spent most of her time laying on a beach with noisy sea lions and eating mint Magnum ice cream bars. After graduation Abby plans to become a whitewater rafting guide in upstate Maine, and later land a career as a Park Ranger for the National Park Service.
Kristen is a history major from Plaistow, New Hampshire. She was voted "Most Theatrical" in high school and is exceptionally good at convincing people to like her. Her first nickname was "Missy Messy", which encapsulates her class and charm. She's one of those people who likes grapes but hates raisins. You can hear her sing in The University of Chorale or bossing people around as the Transfer Outreach Coordinator in the Student Admission Program.
Kwani, an Orange, NJ native is a communications major in the A&S school. On campus she is the President of L'Association Haitienne of Boston College, a Heights Catering student manager, a Women's basketball manager, and most importantly, an avid Plex goer. She enjoys writing and talking about sports and can be often found doing so on Twitter. After graduation she plans to pursue a career in Sports Journalism.
Kellie is a Business Major concentrating in Finance , Minoring in Philosophy and hails from Pacific Palisades, California. Kellie is a 3 time captain for the eagles starting at setter for all 4 years and currently sits on the Student Athlete Advisor Board for the 2nd year. The californian native, often called "KBkillah12", loves to participate in anything outdoors particularly mountain biking with her dad. After graduation, Kellie plans to travel to travel the world before she returns to Boston to work in the Asset Management Industry.
Lena is a senior from New York City studying Information Systems and Marketing in CSOM and is an RA. She is addicted to coffees and teas, has a love for dogs, a passion for alternative music and is inspired by art. Lena is really excited to be an Ascend leader and hopes to build meaningful relationships through the program.
Jeanie, from Orange County, CA, is a math major with an interest in public health. She is a lover of corgis, traveling, and adventuring with friends around Boston. She is excited to lead Ascend and meet many more amazing people at BC!
Casey is an Elementary Education and Applied Psych & Human Development major from Fairfield, CT. She's currently obsessed with reading memoirs by hilarious women like Amy Poehler and drinking iced coffee when its 20 degrees out. No matter which direction Casey goes after graduation she knows that it will have something to do with helping children! If she's not in Campion, you can find her binge watching Netflix in Voute!
Kristin is an Economics major and American Studies minor from Wilton, CT. She lives for Cape Cod beaches, country music, and her close-knit Italian family, and when she’s not spending time with her friends, she can usually be found running, baking, or cheering on her favorite sports team, the New York Rangers.
Abby D. is a Secondary Education and English major from Akron, Ohio. She loves cheering on her hometown sports teams (Go Cavs!), reading The New York Times front to back, watching inspirational Ted Talks, and daydreaming about future adventures. When she's not binge-watching Netflix tv shows in her common room, you can find Abby wandering around Boston (or the nearest bookstore). After graduation, she is excited to finally become an adult by returning to high school as an English teacher.
Sarah is an almost nurse from Natick, Massachusetts. She loves summers on the Cape, dance parties, country music, and Harry Potter. She can be found drinking coffee in Hillside or lounging on her couch in Rubi. Her goal in life, besides becoming a nurse practitioner, is to find out how to be Kate Middleton.
Mary Rose Fissinger is a senior from Los Angeles, California. She is in the college of Arts and Sciences studying the noble discipline of mathematics. She likes the following things more than the average person: running, black coffee, pop math books, public transportation, crossword puzzles, and spicy food. She also is a minor grammar snob, so to clarify, she likes those things more than the average person likes them, not more than she likes the average person. She likes people a lot.
Mallika is a sociology major from Rochester, NY. She is a lover of photography, travel, the tv show Parks and Rec, and cheese sticks. Last fall, she studied abroad in Paris, where she lived with five cats. Mallika wants to eventually pursue a career as a doctor, but is hoping to volunteer and see more of the world in the meantime. She is very excited to be leading Ascend this year!
Sabrina is a Sociology major and Hispanic Studies minor from Los Angeles, California. She is currently working hard to overcome her four addictions: coffee, popsicles, oversized sweaters and The Muppet Show. On campus, she's usually running to and from Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Campus School, Campus Ministry or RA related things, generally with a cup of coffee in her hand. Sabrina's two goals for post-grad life are to somehow use her college education, and own two pugs with her sister, named Talulah and Doug.
Kailin is a Finance and Philosophy student from Rockaway Beach, New York. Kailin loves to surf, eat Thai food and clean equipment at the Plex. She is also obsessed with wearing sweatpants. After BC, Kailin hopes to sell bonds, learn how to cook and compete on the Amazing Race!