“I’m grateful to Saint Joseph’s for the opportunity to do so much service and find so much joy while connecting my separate passions.”
By anyone’s measure, the achievements of Caley Rolt ’16, are impressive. An international relations major with minors in German and Spanish, the Westford, Massachusetts native recently received SJU’s International Relations Award and placed first in the Asian Studies Essay Competition. She is a member of the Jesuit Honor’s Society, Alpha Sigma Nu, and the president of SJU’s chapter of Sigma Iota Rho, the International Relations Honor’s Society.
Her service to the University and to the global community includes a leadership role with PSIP, an immersion with Rostro de Cristo in Ecuador, and a remarkable internship resume of refugee service, including at the Nationalities Service Center, the International Institute of New England and the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association.
Amid all of this activity, she also found time to study abroad at the University of Heidleberg in Germany, become a Red Cross Certified Life Guard, and work as a peer tutor.
As it turns out for Caley, Santa Clara University also thinks she’s pretty impressive. In the fall, she’ll pursue another passion — teaching — when she begins their ExCEL Program, which will give her the opportunity to study for a master’s degree in education as she teaches full-time in an elementary school. Caley was a teaching assistant in a Heidelberg second grade class while she was in Germany.
“I’ve always wanted to be a teacher,” says Caley. And now, she will.