MONICA MACHECA '16
An economics major from St. Louis, Mo., Monica has embraced a global vision of service at BC. First she traveled to Belize with the Arrupe International Immersion Program, which then inspired her to join Casa Bayanihan, an intensive program that pairs students with impoverished communities in the Philippines. Back at the Heights, she’s tutored prisoners and volunteered with the Samaritans’ suicide prevention hotline, and is now a student leader for an upcoming Arrupe trip to Chiapas, Mexico.
“I would never have guessed that my college career would lead me to live and work alongside marginalized communities around the world. Those experiences have enriched every part of my life, and they’ve only made me more passionate about using my education for a more just society.”