“Service-learning courses and St. Joe’s mission called me to serve.”
Scranton, Pennsylvania native Genevieve Philbin ’16, a Hawk English and theatre and film major, will spend the next two years amid the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame as an ACE ND fellow. When she completes her time in Indiana, she’ll have a master’s degree in education and experience teaching in a Catholic school.
Genevieve was inspired to serve in her first year at SJU after seeing a quote on a bookmark from the 28th Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Pedro Arrupe, S.J. “Nothing is more practical than finding God,” it read.
At SJU, Genevieve became involved in service-learning courses through the Faith-Justice Institute, volunteered at the Urban Tree Connection, and tutored Philadelphia high school students.
She’ll miss her SJU professors: “I can’t describe how grateful I am to have had them as teachers and mentors, especially in my senior year,” she says. But she’s excited to begin her time at Notre Dame. Congratulations, Genevieve!