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Student Cardinal Ambassadors

The Cardinal Ambassador Program began as a way for prospective students to see Catholic University from a student's perspective. Approximately 50 students ranging from freshmen through seniors are selected by admissions staff and professors to bring CUA to you through the means of campus tours and Open Houses.

  • Sherman Abrams

    Sherman Abrams

    Year: Junior
    Major: Biomedical Engineering
    Hometown: Newark, NJ

    Why I Chose CUA
    The educational opportunities are limitless and CUA has a very strong Biomedical Engineering Department.

  • Luke Bader

    Luke Bader

    Year:Senior
    Major: Politics | Minor: Business Management
    Hometown: Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

    Why I Chose CUA
    I came to CUA because of its fantastic location in Washington, D.C., our nation's Capitol and because of the wonderful community and sense of pride that I felt when I visited!

  • Teddy Bridgeman

    Teddy Bridgeman

    Year: Sophmore
    Major: Politics
    Hometown: Scituate, MA

    Why I Chose CUA
    Odyssey Day! When I got on campus everyone was so super happy and friendly, and it’s been that way ever since.

  • Grace Brodeur

    Grace Brodeur

    Year: Sophmore
    Major: Architecture
    Hometown: Old Saybrook, CT

    Best D.C. Moment
    Has to be when my friends and I went to the Concert for Valor on the National Mall and we got to see some of my favorite bands for free with almost 1 million people!

  • Katie Broshek

    Katie Broshek

    Year: Sophmore
    Major: Psychology
    Hometown: Huntington, NY

    Favorite CUA Memory So Far
    When my favorite band, Walk the Moon, gave a free concert right on campus for CUA's newest tradition, Capitol Fest!

  • Theresa Button

    Theresa Button

    Year: Sophomore
    Major: Education Studies
    Hometown: Tallahassee, Florida

    Why I Choose CUA
    I chose CUA because it had the most opportunity for adventure!

  • Caroline Byrne

    Caroline Byrne

    Year: Junior
    Major: Elementary Education
    Hometown: Olney, MD

    Why I Chose CUA
    I chose CUA because of the feeling of home on campus. I love having our beautiful campus and then DC just metro stops away!

  • Danielle Caruccio

    Danielle Caruccio

    Year: Junior
    Major: Mechanical Engineering Major
    Hometown: West Milford, NJ

    Why I Choose CUA
    I came to CUA because of the academics, athletics, and location. The engineering program here really stood out to me compared to other schools, and the size of classes was definitely an appeal. I also really liked the coaching staff for the track & field team and how they really encourage their student athletes to excel both in the classroom and on the track. Plus, being in DC, you have access to so much and always have something new to discover.

  • Calli Carnavas

    Calli Carnavas

    Year: Sophmore
    Major: Biology
    Hometown: Staten Island, NY

    Best D.C. Moment
    I saw one of my favorite bands with my friends at the 930 Club last month, and of course we ate Ben’s Chili Bowl afterwards!

  • Mark Cicero

    Mark Cicero

    Year: Sophmore
    Major: History
    Hometown: South Park, PA

    Best D.C. Moment
    Visiting the WWII Memorial, which is my favorite monument because it’s a reminder of my grandfather who served in that war.

  • Lianne Donohue

    Lianne Donohue

    Year: Junior
    Major: Marketing / Media Studies
    Hometown: Middletown, NJ

    Best D.C. Moment
    When my friends and I went for a nighttime monument walk around every single monument... it's even more beautiful than during the day!

  • Victor Esposito

    Victor Esposito

    Year: Junior
    Major: Psychology
    Hometown: Crofton, MD

    Why I Chose CUA
    I chose CUA because I wanted a school where I could grow in my faith and grow as a person, all while being able to take advantage of DC and its unique opportunities. My favorite thing about DC is the Jefferson at night.

  • Timothy Farina

    Timothy Farina

    Year: Sophomore
    Major: Architecture
    Hometown: Mahopac, NY

    Why I Chose CUA
    I don't credit myself at all, this place choose me! I came to campus for a visit was immediately overwhelmed by peace and beauty - I just knew.

  • Jenna Gobel

    Jenna Gobel

    Year: Sophomore
    Major: Biology
    Hometown: Wilbraham, MA

    Why I Chose CUA
    I chose CUA is because of its strong sense of comradery, numerous opportunities in the classroom and real world, and to continue my athletic career in Lacrosse.

  • Mike Grossane

    Mike Grossane

    Year: Senior
    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Hometown: Merrick, NY

    Why I Chose CUA
    I chose CUA because of its beautiful campus and it is so close to the heart of the city.

  • Caroline Hall

    Caroline Hall

    Year: Sophomore
    Major: Psychology and History
    Hometown: Westchester, New York

    Why I Chose CUA

    Why I Chose CUA
    I chose CUA because I knew once I stepped on campus it felt like home!

  • Kristi MacEachern

    Kristi MacEachern

    Year: Junior
    Major: Nursing
    Hometown: Scituate, MA

    Why I Chose CUA
    When I visited campus, I felt the strong sense of community here and instantly wanted to be a part of it.

  • Bridget King

    Name: Bridget King

    Year: Sophmore
    Major: Economics
    Hometown: State College, Pennsylvania

    Why I Chose CUA
    I chose CUA because of its unique location. I love that while on campus, you can't tell you're in the middle of a city. Going to school in DC has been such a incredible and amazing experience. There is so much to do in the city as well as on campus.

  • Mary Lastowka

    Mary Lastowka

    Year: Senior
    Major: Politics | Minors: Spanish, European Studies Certificate, Peace and Justice Studies
    Hometown: Brookhaven, PA

    Why I Chose CUA
    During my first visit to CUA I knew this was the perfect school for me, the professors, staff, students, and office of campus ministry were all so welcoming!

  • Joe Longo

    Joe Longo

    Year: Junior
    Major: Civil Engineering
    Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

    Why I Chose CUA
    I chose CUA for the Engineering program and location. It was the best decision I’ve ever made.

  • Lexie Mayewski-Staab

    Lexie Mayewski-Staab

    Year: Senior
    Major: Civil Engineering
    Hometown: Galloway, NJ

    Favorite Thing About CUA
    The food! We’ve got the only Chickfila in D.C., and the student restaurant is all-you-can-eat. But more importantly there are a ton of fresh options every day.

  • Victoria McClellan

    Victoria McClellan

    Year: Senior
    Major: Theology
    Hometown: Hatfield, PA

    Best D.C. Moment
    I saw The Dark Knight Rises premier at the IMAX Theater in the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, and it was incredible!

  • Rachel Meyer

    Rachel Meyer

    Year: Junior
    Major: Business Management
    Hometown: Westford, MA

    Favorite Thing About CUA
    I love that when I first stepped onto campus and asked a student for directions, we ended up talking for 10 minutes about how much he loved it here. That’s the community here at CUA.

  • Anna Mohler

    Anna Mohler

    Year: Junior
    Major: Elementary Education
    Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA

    Why I Chose CUA
    I chose CUA because of many reasons, but most especially because of its small size and proximity to Washington D.C. Having first attended a large, rural school my freshmen year, I knew the importance of small class sizes and things to do on the weekends. In Washington D.C., the options are limitless!

  • Kim Myers

    Kim Myers

    Year: Junior
    Major: Nursing
    Hometown: Middle Village, NY

    Favorite Thing About CUA
    I love being able to go right across the street to the restaurants in Monroe Street Market, or take the Metro to Union Station for some Chipotle.

  • Meredith O'Connell

    Meredith O'Connell

    Year: Senior
    Major: Anthropology
    Hometown: Albany, NY

    Best D.C. Moment
    Hearing the results of the 2012 presidential election while standing outside the White House with all my friends. Not too many people can say they got to do that in college!

  • Molly O'Connor

    Molly O'Connor

    Year: Junior
    Major: Nursing
    Hometown: Garden City, NY

    Why I Chose CUA
    I knew the nursing program would challenge me while also encouraging me to become the best nurse I can be; I also fell in love with the campus and the sense of community and school pride that is evident all over!

  • Brooke Paris

    Brooke Paris

    Year: Senior
    Major: Theology and Religious Studies | Philosophy Minor
    Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia

    Why I Chose CUA
    I choose CUA because not only does it provide me with the opportunity to grow in my faith both intellectually and personally, but it surrounds me with a loving community to grow with.

  • Rachel Potter

    Rachel Potter

    Year: Junior
    Major: Biology
    Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA

    Why I Chose CUA
    I chose CUA because of its commitment to its Catholic identity, the small class sizes, and its awesome location in DC!

  • Mary Ranagan

    Mary Ranagan

    Year: Sophmore
    Major: Nursing
    Hometown: Southington, CT

    Favorite CUA Moment So Far
    When I participated in Metro Madness, because I got the opportunity to meet new people while running around D.C.!

  • Mary Remington

    Mary Remington

    Year: Sophomore
    Major: Nursing
    Hometown: Clifton, VA

    Favorite CUA Moment So Far
    The reason I chose CUA was for its prime location, great nursing program and strong faith community.

  • Megan Seery

    Megan Seery

    Year: Sophmore
    Major: Nursing
    Hometown: Shrewsbury, MA

    Favorite Thing About CUA
    I love that we have a campus feel with access to the city. All it takes is one day of exploring D.C. to realize how easy it is to get around, and then it’s great to come home to our quiet oasis.

  • Peggy Stevick

    Peggy Stevick

    Year: Junior
    Major: Nursing
    Hometown: Laurel, MD

    Favorite Thing About CUA
    All of our great traditions. I love Luaupalooze, Capitol Fest, the Christmas Concert for Charity at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception…there are so many great events year-round.

  • Christine Tomasic

    Christine Tomasic

    Year: Sophomore
    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Hometown: Columbia, MD

    Why I Chose CUA
    I chose CUA because I love the location in DC and all of the opportunities it has to offer.

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    Spencer Tripp

    Year: Junior
    Major: Mechanical Engineering
    Hometown: Bridgeport, CT

    Why I Chose CUA
    I chose CUA because of its inviting community and friendly people. I love living in the city of DC and all the opportunities CUA provides to help me in my faith, career, and life in general.

  • Bridget Visconti

    Bridget Visconti

    Year: Sophmore
    Major: Biology
    Hometown: Bay Village, OH

    Why I Chose CUA
    The faculty, staff, and other students want me to succeed here, not just to graduate. They don't just want me to get a job or get into grad school, but to get the job and into my top choice grad school.

  • Cahlia Walton

    Cahlia Walton

    Year: Junior
    Major: International Business
    Hometown: Mount Vernon, NY

    Why I Chose CUA
    I loved the community aspect of the school and felt like this was a place I could definitely call home!

  • Catherine Ziesmer

    Catherine Ziesmer

    Year:
    Major: Art History
    Hometown: Wall, New Jersey

    Why I Chose CUA
    There was something about CUA that just felt like it was the right fit for me. I loved how people would say "hi" to each other as they walked by or run into a friend as they were going to class. It seemed like a community where everyone had someone to watch their back and be there for them. I could see myself making friends and memories here that would last a life time. When I really look at why I chose CUA it's because it felt like home, and it truly has become my home.