Can you start by telling us a little about yourself? (For e.g. where do you live? What do you do for a living? What are your favorite hobbies/activities outside of work?)
I am a Sister of Mercy and live in South Burlington, VT. Over the years as a Sister, I ministered in schools, parishes, Campus Ministry, Career Development at Trinity College, directed Mercy Connections Inc., and administration for the Sisters of Mercy. My ministry today involves membership on Boards and Committees for the Sisters of Mercy and Mercy Investment Services, Mercy Ecology, Inc., as well as Saint Michael’s College. I love to read, gardening, movies, walking and socializing with friends.
Can you describe your Saint Michael’s College experience?
My experience at Saint Michael’s involved busy student retreats many years ago. I received an Honoree Degree in 2012 and I am now a member of the Board of Trustees.
What advice would you give to current female students?
I encourage students at Saint Michael’s to study hard, make lasting friendships, and be involved with local, state and world issues of today through Campus Ministry, the MOVE Office, and Student Government. Volunteer for organizations that make a difference for those in need and be willing to give your time and wisdom to those you care about. Keep up with what is going on by reading and discussing and learning more each day.
What are some strategies that can help women achieve a more prominent role in their organizations?
Willingness to be of service to the organization and learn all the pieces that make it successful. Bring others to your meetings. Dare to speak up for what you believe is right, not what you think others want to hear. Listen well and be up to date with accurate information and how your organization can make a difference on campus, in Vermont and beyond.
What keeps you motivated and driven every day?
My Community of Mercy and all that we are about. Friends and colleagues with whom I work and socialize with. Needs of our world and what I can do to make a difference. This great Earth that needs our care.