Student Profiles

Mikaela Hertel

She attended Catholic school through the 8th grade, the Catechism of the Catholic Church is often pulled off the bookshelf to settle yet another theological debate during dinner, and her family does not have only one, but two statues of St. Francis of Assisi in their front yard. Needless to say, Mikaela Hertel’s family raised her in a very Catholic household. ... continue reading

(Article from the Fall 2013 Newsletter.)

Paige Castro

"Typical" is not the way to describe Paige Castro. Paige has not had a typical life and she does not do things in a typical manner. How many people do you know who enjoy eating popcorn and chocolate—while watching surgeries being performed online? ... continue reading

(Article from the Summer 2010 Newsletter.)

Shannon Murphy

As happens with many young Catholics, Shannon fell away from the Church in her high school years. After confirmation, she said she felt there was nothing left to do and began to neglect her faith. Shannon seemed headed to UCLA until she made a visit to UW—and her path back to God was begun. ... continue reading

(Article from the Summer 2010 Newsletter.)

Jeff D'Angelo

With his love of writing and a special interest in journalism, Jeff spent most of his years at Kentridge High School preparing to attend Washington State University for a degree in journalism. However, a simple twist of fate—or maybe divine intervention—in the form of a senior-year psychology class prompted a rethink of where his life was going. ... continue reading

(Article from the Winter 2010 Newsletter.)

Kaitlin Ehlers

Kaitlin Ehlers just graduated from the University of Washington this year as a Vocal Performance major. When I asked her if she was now looking for work in the area of her major, she said no, and explained that although she made the right choice, vocal performance is too focused and solitary for her. "I like working with people too much!" Instead, she is looking toward student services in an advising or student admissions capacity. She said her life is wide open and full of possibility. So what is her next step? "I'm not going to rush it," she said with a smile. ... continue reading

(Article from the Summer 2009 Newsletter.)

Cody Jorgensen

What is the first word that comes to mind when you see Cody Jorgensen? Tall. He's extremely tall, happy, and talkative. OK, three words, but when it comes to Cody, short descriptions simply do not apply. With very little prompting, Cody was happy to talk to me about his school journey and his incredibly active faith life. ... continue reading

(Article from the Winter 2009 Newsletter.)

Elizabeth Muhm

Elizabeth Muhm is a fourth year student at UW. She is a math and computer science major, and her favorite class so far has been a computer graphics class she took this spring quarter. She also studies Chinese and is in her second year of Chinese at UW. Outside of the classroom, Elizabeth loves running, rock climbing, and traveling. ... continue reading

(Article from the Fall 2008 Newsletter.)

Adam Solove

You may have seen Adam Solove around the Newman Center on Sunday or Wednesday evenings--in fact, you almost can't miss the tall, dashing figure who offers his voice at our Masses and his design skills to the Newman website. As a grad student, he translates traditional Chinese poetry and runs the leading blog of China Studies online. As a Newmanite, he joins us on familiar stomping grounds for him, since he attended the George Washington University Newman Center during his undergraduate years. ... continue reading

(Article from the Winter 2008 Newsletter.)

Eve Zaunbrecher

Eve, 18, grew up in Lafayette, Louisiana, with her parents and late brother. But family vacations to visit her aunt and uncle who live in Olympia slowly had her falling in love with Seattle and the University of Washington. Not only did Eve’s aunt and uncle show her the university, but they also introduced her to the Newman Center. "When I decided to come to the UW, my aunt told me about the Newman Center and how it’s specifically there to serve students." ... continue reading

(Article from the Fall 2007 Newsletter.)