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College Transition Program Mentors

 

Sienna Ablorh

Preferred Name: Sienna
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Home town: Worcester
Class Year: 2021
Major: Psychology and History
Minor or Concentration: Africana Studies
Campus Involvement: COPE and CASA

Your message to the  CTP Class of 2024 cohort
Hi everyone! My name is Sienna Ablorh and I'm a Worcester native. Although I was born and raised in Worcester, I've been fortunate to be able to travel. I would love to share some of my experiences with you all with various trips I have taken with the college , that also happen to be my most meaningful memories so far which include: Spring Break immersion in Mobile, Alabama, Maymester in Central Europe, history class trip to Puerto Rico, and studying abroad in Vietnam! This list highlights some of the best programs Holy Cross can offer, and I am excited to be a CTP mentor to all of you to help navigate both academics and co-curriculars.  

 

Alison Apeku

Preferred Name: Alison
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Home town: Harlem, NY
Class Year: 2022
Major: Psychology
Campus Involvement: Black Student Union, Former Center of Career Development Sophomore Fellow

Your message to the  CTP Class of 2024 cohort
Hi! My name is Alison and I am a junior studying Psychology here at Holy Cross and I am from Harlem, New York City. I love reading, writing, sketching, and singing. My favorite TV show is Gossip Girl, my favorite book right now is Becoming by Michelle Obama. My most meaningful Holy Cross memory was the 2019 BSU Griot. It was an amazing experience where the campus came together and learned about Black culture through song, poetry, and dance. The best thing about Holy Cross are the people you meet, as they are people you will know for the rest of your life. I accepted this role to be a CTP mentor because I am passionate about supporting first-year students in their transition from high school to Holy Cros

 

Dorean Asuako

Preferred Name: Dorean
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Home town: Worcester, MA
Class Year:2021
Major: Psychology
Campus Involvement: Kxplosion Media Representative and Resident Assistant

Your message to the  CTP Class of 2024 cohort
Welcome to the Hill! My name is Dorean Asuako, first name pronounced like "door-een," and I am a  member of the Class of 2021 with a Psychology major from Worcester, MA; My pronouns are sher/her/hers. I am Ghanaian-American, a first-gen student and a first-generation American. For the past two years, I have been a Resident Assistant in Hanselman Hall being for first-year students. Being a resource to others is what I do best and I enjoy going to different discussions and talks that take place to learn more about the people around me, as well as building community through connecting people to each other. I really love listening to almost every genre of music, no matter the language. This upcoming year, will be my second year on the E-board for Kxplosion (the kpop dance team), making music mixes for performances and infographics. A cool experience on the Hill is that so far, I have walked as a model in every fashion show that has taken place at HC since I was a first-year! I have participated in the transition/first-year programs Passport, Odyssey, Escape Retreat, Perspectives, and Visions. Being at HC to me means lifting each other up and learning to take action when necessary, and through CTP, I hope I can help lift you all to feel that when you start your first year at HC, every resource available, is available to you for YOUR success as an undergrad. :)

 

Meah Austin

Preferred Name: Meah
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Home town: Waterbury, CT
Class Year: 2022
Major: Psychology and Africana Studies 
Campus Involvement: Black Student Union Co-Chair, Women of Color Athletes (WOCA) Co-Founder 

Your message to the  CTP Class of 2024 cohort
Hi! My name is Meah Austin and I am a rising junior on the Hill. I am from Waterbury, CT and double-major in Psychology and Africana Studies. My favorite Netflix series is currently Money Heist and I really enjoy listening to podcasts. My most meaningful Holy Cross memory is when its summertime and I get to reunite with all of my friends and enjoy the early-year programming (such as Kimball Quad Takeover). I accepted the role of being a CTP mentor because I understand how important one's first-year experience is and I would like to help with that experience through providing advice, resources, tips, and even a friendship that last beyond the duration of the program. 

 

Melanie Beato

Preferred Name: Melanie
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Home town: Bronx, New York 
Class Year: 2023
Major: Anthropology & Spanish
Minor: Business, Ethics, and Society
Campus Involvement: LASO (Latin American Student Organization)

Your message to the  CTP Class of 2024 cohort
Hello, Class of 2024! My name is Melanie Beato. I am a rising Sophomore from the Bronx, New York and I am I'm pursuing a double major in Anthropology and Spanish. In my free time I like to hang out with my friends, explore new cities, and I enjoy photography. My most meaningful Holy Cross memory so far is Passport & Odyssey! It was wonderful to meet people who were going through similar emotions as me. I made some of my best friendships through Passport & Odyssey! The best thing about Holy Cross is undoubtedly the wonderful people you meet. I am certain you will build many strong, life-long relationships at Holy Cross. I hope that this program gives incoming students the opportunity to build long-lasting and supportive relationships with other participants. My biggest piece of advice to incoming students would be to “try it” and do not think twice about it. Holy Cross offers so many new experiences and opportunities that can seem overwhelming or frightening but I would challenge students to lean it to the unknown. I’m excited to see where your Holy Cross journey takes you!

 

Darwin Contreras

Preferred Name: Darwin
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Home town: Bronx, NY
Class Year: 2021
Major: International Studies
Minor: Chinese Studies and Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies
Campus Involvement: Student Government Association and Latin American Student Organization

Your message to the  CTP Class of 2024 cohort
Hello folx, I am Darwin Contreras and I am extremely excited to be one of the CTP mentors this year. I am from the Bronx, NY but my parents migrated here from the Dominican Republic. I enjoy photographing, traveling, and learning languages. I also enjoy watching tv shows and movies; my favorite tv show is Hollywood and favorite movie is The Perks of being a Wallflower. I have recently been listening to artists like Toro y Moi, Bad Bunny, and BROCKHAMPTON. My favorite memories on the hill are helping my friends with their assignments late at night while having interesting conversations. The best thing about Holy Cross is that they help you through all the processes that make college difficult. There is  an office or center to help you accomplish your goals. I accepted the CTP mentor position because I have enjoyed mentoring students at Holy Cross, formally and informally. This is one way I am paying it forward from all of the mentors that have helped me along my journey. I hope to truly ease student's transition into college and become a resource for them throughout the school year.

 

Rosario Dawson

Preferred Name: Rosie
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Home town: Bronx, New York 
Class Year: 2021
Major:  Economics
Minor: Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies  and  I am also doing the business certificate program. 
Campus Involvement: I am on the e-board of MECHA and a general member of Women in Business. 

Your message to the  CTP Class of 2024 cohort
Hello, my name is Rosie Dawson. I am a senior studying Economics with a concentration in Latin America, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies. I am from Bronx, NY. My two most memorable memories here at Holy Cross have to be the immersion trip to Columbia and the Spring Break Immersion to St. Louis, Missouri. Both of these experiences I will treasure forever because of the people I met and the bonds I formed. My favorite thing about Holy Cross is the strong sense of community that you can find here. For me, being a part of the multicultural clubs really helped me find people who really care about me and want to see me succeed. I want to be a CTP mentor because I remember my Odyssey mentors and how they made me feel comfortable for my first year of college. I want to help other first-years feel welcome and comfortable here at Holy Cross. I hope this program will show the first-year students that there is already a support system in place for them. I also hope they have fun with this program and form friendships with others.

 

Daniela  Escobar 

Preferred Name: Daniela
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Home town: Paterson, New Jersey
Class Year: 2023
Major:  Psychology
Minor: Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies 
Campus Involvement: LASO (Latin American Student Organization)

Your message to the  CTP Class of 2024 cohort
Hi everyone, my name is Daniela and I am a second-year student from New Jersey. My most meaningful Holy Cross experience was this year's spring break when I was able to go with a group of other HC students to Wheeling, West Virginia. It was a beautiful experience that allowed me to immerse myself and help the Wheeling community. This experience also provided me with the opportunity to create friendships with people I otherwise would not have encountered. I am super excited to be a CTP mentor and support you with your transition into college!

 

Kathryn Franco

Preferred Name: Kathryn
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Home town: Sleepy Hollow, NY 
Class Year: 2021
Major:  Neuroscience
Campus Involvement: Students of Color in STEM (SOCS), Research Assistant in Prof. Basu's Lab  and Pride 

Your message to the  CTP Class of 2024 cohort
Welcome Class 2024! My name is Kathryn Franco and I am a Senior pursuing a Neuroscience major on the pre-med track. I have had many memorable moments at Holy Cross but the ones that stand out the most are Odyssey and my spring break immersion trip to St. Louis, Missouri. Through both of these experiences, I met amazing people that have become my support group at Holy Cross. The best thing about Holy Cross is all of the resources they offer to students in order to better your experience. I accepted the position to be a CTP mentor because I want to be helpful to those transitioning to college life. I hope that the students of this program gain a sense of community and as they learn from us, we can learn from them. 

 

Osin Ghimire

Preferred Name: Osin
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Home town: Everett, MA
Class Year: 2022
Major:  Psychology 
Minor: Education and Studio Art
Campus Involvement: Rhythm Nation Steppers and WOC @HC 

Your message to the  CTP Class of 2024 cohort
Hi, my name is Osin, a rising junior at HC and I can’t wait to meet y’all. Some of my favorite moments at HC has just been in the dorms chilling with my friends because there’s never a dull moment with them. Sometimes it’s about the little things that ground you and I can’t wait until you get to experience them too! 

 

Jany González

Preferred Name: Jany 
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Home town: Cumberland, Rhode Island 
Class Year: 2022
Major:  Health Studies (Global Health) and International Studies 
Campus Involvement: SPUD (Big Brother Big Sister), and Admissions Outreach 

Your message to the  CTP Class of 2024 cohort
Hi all! My name is Jany Gonzalez and I am a rising Junior at Holy Cross. I am currently living in Cumberland, RI, however, I was born and raised in Venezuela prior to moving to the United States in 2008. While I spend most of my time at Cool Beans doing my class readings and work, I also love spending time with my friends on and off campus--the restaurants on Shrewsbury Street are THE best! Holy Cross has opened a plethora of doors as it pertains to opportunity and experience--one of my very favorite memories thus far was going to the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in Washington, D.C. All in all, Holy Cross has become my second home; one of the various aspects of HC that I cherish deeply is the community! I'm really excited to meet you all and spend the next few years on the hill together. We are all one big family! 

 

Yesenia Gutierrez

Preferred Name: Yesenia
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Home town: Sunnyvale, California
Class Year: 2021
Major:  Political Science
Minor/Concentration: Computer Science and  Latin America, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies
Campus Involvement: Student Government Association, Latin American Student Organization, and Community-Based Learning 

Your message to the  CTP Class of 2024 cohort
Hi all, my name is Yesenia and I am from Sunnyvale, California. I enjoy spending time with my friends and family whether it's going out trying new foods or going on small walks around town. Some of my favorite shows include Gentefied, Young & Hungry, Criminal Minds, and The Bachelor. I am also a big fan of telenovelas, so you will likely catch me watching telenovelas during my free time. I am also a huge fan of music, so you will catch me listening to anything from Bad Bunny, Becky G, Harry Styles, Los Angeles Azules, Angela Aguilar, to Banda MS. During my first year on the hill I had the opportunity to be part of a Baile Folklorico dance group for Noche Latina. That is a memory that I hold dear to my heart because I had the opportunity to showcase a dance that is close to my Mexican heritage. Additionally, during my time at Holy Cross, I had the opportunity to be part of the first J-Mester, in which I was a campaign fellow for Elizabeth Warren’s campaign while taking a seminar class in New Hampshire. I had the opportunity to meet Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, and many more candidates during my time in New Hampshire. What I love the most about Holy Cross is the small class sizes and the opportunity that students have to engage with their professors. Thanks to the small class sizes, I have made meaningful relationships with professors within the Political Science and Computer Science department. I believe it is important to have conversations with your professors about their interests and your interests to form a beautiful relationship that goes beyond the classroom. 

I accepted the role of a CTP mentor because as a first-generation college student myself, I remember how scared I was about this new stage in my life. Especially coming from California, I knew that everything was going to be different when coming to Massachusetts. What helped my transition the most when coming to Holy Cross were the initial relationships that I made through the summer programs before Fall Gateways. I had amazing mentors, friends, and professors who gave me advice and have guided me to the place that I am in today. I hope to be a useful source for the incoming students of this program as they are navigating this new stage in their life. Aside from that, I hope that students can form and create relationships with other students who are part of this program to begin forming a community on campus that will be with them for the next four years. 

 

Deni Kreka

Preferred Name: Deni
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Home town: Worcester
Class Year: 2022
Major:  Physics
Campus Involvement: Tour Guide, Club Soccer, Resident Assistant, and SPUD

Your message to the  CTP Class of 2024 cohort
Hello Everyone! My name is Deni and I am a Worcester native, but I was born in Albania and call Albania home. I really love soccer,  and I enjoy watching all sports. I really like Worcester, and think it has a lot to offer as a college town. Theres always fun activities to do, and easy ways to get involved around the city. My most meaningful experience of college was being part of the Odyssey program for the class of 2022. I was able to make really deep bonds with everyone  and even met my roommates through Odyssey. This is why I chose to become a CTP mentor, and I hope to be able to recreate my experience for the incoming students.

 

Citlalli Lopez

Preferred Name: Citlalli
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers 
Home town: North Chicago 
Class Year: 2021
Major:  Sociology and Spanish
Minor/Concentration: Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies
Campus Involvement: LASO and DTA Lab

Your message to the  CTP Class of 2024 cohort
Hello! My name is Citlalli Lopez and I am a senior with a Sociology and Spanish double major and a concentration in Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies. I am from the northern suburbs of Chicago, but I do spend a lot of time in the city. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, preferably R&B, spending time at the lake, and chatting with my friends. Being at Holy Cross has allowed me to make a lot of great memories, but some of my favorites come from studying abroad in Peru with a couple of my closest friends. I enjoy the sense of community and support that Holy Cross brings and despite being a small campus you meet new people constantly. I look forward to connecting with you all and helping make your transition into college easier!

 

Sagar Patel

Preferred Name: Sagar
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Home town: Des Plaines, Illinois
Class Year: 2023
Major:  Biology and History 
Campus Involvement: SGA Senate and Eco-Action

Your message to the  CTP Class of 2024 cohort
Hi! My name's Sagar and I'm a rising sophomore here at Holy Cross.  I'm from Des Plaines, Illinois and some things that I like to do during my free time include painting,  goofing off, and going on Netflix binges which includes a lot of horror movies, crime and mystery shows.   Some amazing things about Holy Cross are definitely the sunsets, but also the range of opportunities to pursue a certain career path or be exposed to both professional and personal ways of growth.  I've only attended Holy Cross for almost a year but the amount of experiences and growth I've gained can't be summed from just one memory.  However, some of the most standout things from my freshmen year include doing research in a biology lab, wasting my hard-earned money on food with my friends, and sleeping all night in a computer lab the day before registration with insomnia cookies and movies in hopes of increasing my chances of getting all my classes (... I do not recommend doing this).  I accepted the role to be a CTP mentor because I wanted to share my honest experiences with incoming freshmen.  My hopes for this program are that incoming student gain an insight into life at Holy Cross and be able to better adapt to the new environment they're going to be in.

 

Christelle Paul

Preferred Name: Christelle 
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Home town: Cambridge, MA
Class Year: 2021
Major:  Biology, Africana Studies
Campus Involvement: Caribbean and African Student Assembly 

Your message to the  CTP Class of 2024 cohort
Hi everyone! I’m Christelle, a rising senior from Cambridge, MA. I am a Haitian-American who loves everything involving food, music, and travel! Some of my favorite shows is the Originals, and one of my favorite movies might be Poetic Justice. Some of my favorite things about HC have been the countless opportunities I had to travel to different states and countries! I can’t wait to meet you all! I think getting the inside scoop about HC from older students is so smart and I hope to advise and connect with y’all in the best way this summer! 

 

Julie Pereira

Preferred Name: Julie
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Home town: Malden, MA
Class Year: 2023
Major:  Health Studies (Global Health)
Campus Involvement: Students of Color in STEM, and NP Club

Your message to the  CTP Class of 2024 cohort
Welcome to H.C. Class of 2024! My name is Julie Pereira and I am a current Sophomore at Holy Cross! I was born and raised in Massachusetts and currently live in Malden. I love art, creating and I also love to play music. Some of my favorite TV shows include The Office and The Walking Dead and any thriller related movie is always a go. I am a big fan of Latinx and Brazilian music and could listen to sertanejo and reggaeton on repeat! One of the best things at Holy Cross besides the friends you make is definitely the close knit relationships you create with professors due to the small class sizes. Holy Cross also provides so many new and interesting opportunities to take advantage of no matter what class year you are in which is amazing! The reason I accepted the role to become a CTP mentor was largely because of the impact my Odyssey mentor had had and still has on me since doing the program. Just as my mentor had done for me, I want to be someone you can rely on, someone who can help you with whatever you need and someone that encourages you to try new things. As a first generation student of color myself, I know how difficult it can be to get accustomed to a new environment and how scary it can be to make new friends and even take advantage of the opportunities presented to you. As a CTP mentor, I hope to encourage my mentees to never stop believing in themselves, to never give up when things get hard and to always stay true to themselves through their journey at Holy Cross. Don’t be afraid to start a new chapter because it will be 100% worth it! Every story is unique and important and I am here to listen.

 

Marie Robert

Preferred Name: Marie 
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Home town: Upstate New Hampshire 
Class Year:  2021
Major: Psychology 
Campus Involvement: Resident Assistant for the Senior Area & Treasurer for SGA 

Your message to the  CTP Class of 2024 cohort
Hi, my name is Marie Robert and I am a rising senior from upstate New Hampshire. I have served as a Peer Mentor and Pathfinder for the Passport program and really enjoyed being able to mentor and get to know first year students.  So I am very excited to be a mentor for CTP this summer! Holy Cross has given me so many good memories that I could write a thesis but one that I will always remember is the immersion trip to Cuba. It was such a unique experience and somewhere I would have never been able to go if it wasn't for Holy Cross. I really enjoy dancing and I am really into fitness and am looking to be a certified spin instructor! I also really love food and could probably talk about different restaurants in Worcester for hours. There is a lot more I could say but I am so excited to get to know everyone and even though it is virtual I think it will still be such a fun and exciting program. See you soon! 

 

Ashley Rodriguez Lantigua

Preferred Name: Ashley 
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Home town: Providence, RI
Class Year:  2023
Major: Sociology 
Minor/Concentration: Education  and Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies
Campus Involvement: Latinidad Identidad

Your message to the  CTP Class of 2024 cohort
Welcome! My name is Ashley Rodriguez Lantigua and I am an upcoming sophomore at Holy Cross. I moved to America from the Dominican Republic when I was ten years old. The island of the DR was my first home, and it will always be. Warm weather reminds me of it, but I also use dance and music to transport me to my Caribbean roots. Merengue and Bachata are my top favorites. As a LatinX immigrant, learning to speak and write English molded many of the educational experiences that I faced before arriving at Holy Cross. The broken systems that still hold up education at times discouraged me from taking ownership of my learning. However, these past experiences and the ongoing inequities embedded in educational systems are the fuel to my passion for education reform. I have grown to love reading both in English and Spanish because it allows me to see the world through different lenses. My favorite books right now are Clap When You Land, Tuesdays with Morrie, and The Fifth Agreement. My most meaningful Holy Cross experience so far happened while participating in Passport, because as I was taking a writing class, I was empowered to use my voice in writing and in a PWI. The Passport program made me aware of resources available to me. It gave me confidence that I can navigate Holy Cross and be successful. This is definitely something that I hope that you all gain from being in the CTP program. I join this community to walk beside you as you enter Holy Cross as first year students. The journey is not simple, but you are not alone. 

 

Andrew Rolles

Preferred Name: Andrew 
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Home town: Brockton, MA
Class Year:  2022
Major: Psychology 
Minor/Concentration: Africana Studies
Campus Involvement:  Student of Color in Steam and Retreat Leader

Your message to the  CTP Class of 2024 cohort
Hi Class of 2024! My name is Andrew Rolles and I am from Brockton, MA with a major in Psychology and concentration in Africana Studies. When I am not hanging out and chatting with friends or “doing” homework in the Hub, you can catch me working or playing basketball at the Hart Center and also eating cookies and reflecting in Campion! In my free time, I enjoy watching the Celtics and Patriots, journaling, and listening to music. On campus, I am involved with Students of Color in Stem (SOCS), mentoring students in African Community Education and involved in Retreats from Manresa to Ignite. Some of my favorite memories have come from the Spring Break Immersion Program in which I went to St. Louis my first year and West Virginia this past year. In each of these trips I have met an amazing group of people who quickly become some of my closest friends and learned more about myself in the process!  CTP is an amazing opportunity to build an early support system and long-lasting relationships with your peers, mentors, and faculty/staff members. My hope for the program and for you all is that you find your voices and that you are ready to inspire others by the time you are on campus! I cannot wait to meet all of you!

 

Jordyn Shubrick

Preferred Name: Jordyn
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Home town: Springfield, MA
Class Year:  2022
Major: Sociology
Minor/Concentration: Africana Studies and Peace and Conflict Studies
Campus Involvement: Women's Track & Field Team, Co-Chair of Black Student Union

Your message to the  CTP Class of 2024 cohort
Hi Everyone! My name is Jordyn Shubrick and I’m from Springfield Massachusetts. I enjoy going to the beach, hanging out with friends, and sports! My all-time favorite movie is Love & Basketball, hands down. 

These next 4 years are going to fly by but I hope within your time here you are able to experience, expose, and educate yourself on everything HC has to offer. I accepted the CTP mentor role because I hope to encourage students to make their Holy Cross experience authentic and strive to talk about their lived experiences while also reminding them that admissions does not make mistakes! 

 

Alyssa Stone

Preferred Name: Alyssa
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Home town: Scituate, MA
Class Year:  2022
Major: Psychology and  Peace and Conflict Studies (Self-Designed)
Minor/Concentration: Pre-Law track
Campus Involvement: Writer’s Workshop and HCF1RST

Your message to the  CTP Class of 2024 cohort
Hello Everyone!  One of my favorite shows is Money Heist/La casa de papel, and I loove listening to true crime podcasts like Crime Junkie. I listen to a little of everything, but my playlists are pretty much a mix of hip hop, rap, and latin trap. The thing about Holy Cross is that the people make the place. I hadn’t initially wanted to go to Holy Cross, but once I got comfortable, I couldn’t imagine leaving the friends I had made. I wanted to be a CTP mentor because I love making connections with other students. Last summer I was a teaching assistant in Passport, and I became a mentor but also close friends with many of the students who participated in the program. I want to keep making these friends and experiences at Holy Cross, and also help make the transition to college as easy as possible for students, especially in unpredictable times like these. 

 

Omar Villalpando

Preferred Name: Omar
Pronouns: He/Him/His
Home town: Phoenix, Arizona
Class Year:  2021
Major: Psychology
Minor/Concentration: Pre-Health Track
Campus Involvement: LASO and Men's Club Soccer

Your message to the  CTP Class of 2024 cohort
Welcome Class of 2024! My name is Omar Villalpando, and I am from Phoenix, AZ. I like the outdoors and enjoy hiking. I enjoy listening to music and watching sports, especially the NFL. While Holy Cross can be academically rigorous, there are still many ways to enjoy yourself and have fun. Spring Weekend at Holy Cross each year has been one of my favorite weekends during my time on the Hill. Attending and participating in campus events with friends especially the ones hosted by multicultural student organizations are always really fun. I have participated in several immersion programs and retreats as well, and I can say that participating in them has been eye-opening and a great learning experience. I accepted the role to be a CTP mentor because I want to help the incoming students transition into college just like my previous mentors helped me. I hope we can help you all feel less anxious about starting your college journey and make you aware of all the resources and opportunities Holy Cross has to offer. 

 

Stephany Zabala

Preferred Name: Stephany 
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Home town: Providence, Rhode Island
Class Year:  2023
Major: Intended: Health Studies
Campus Involvement: LASO (Latin American Student Organization)

Your message to the  CTP Class of 2024 cohort
Hi, Class of 2024. My name is Stephany Zabala and I am from Providence, Rhode Island. I am a rising sophomore with an intended major in Health Studies. On-campus, you can find me at the Hub doing homework and hanging out with friends, or at Cool Beans picking up my daily dose of coffee. After my first year on campus, I have completely fallen in love with the Holy Cross community. My favorite thing about the institution is the love and support that I receive from the professors and staff. Throughout my time at Holy Cross, my most memorable and meaningful experience has to be participating in the Hunger Banquet hosted by the Office of Multicultural Education. This event made me more aware and educated on the global issue of hunger that exists. When I was offered the opportunity to be a CTP mentor, I graciously accepted because I believe mentoring is one of the most successful ways to educate and stimulate growth among our community. My hope for the program and the Class of 2024 is that incoming students will leave with the tools and confidence to begin this next chapter of their life.