President: Sara Dugan, Farley Hall
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Minor: International Business Certificate
Sara is one of Farley’s Self-Dubbed “Finest” residents. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, a city with more precipitation than Seattle (look it up), Sara should be used to the desolate South Bend climate, but still complains about it. Pursuing a Major in Marketing and a Certificate of International Business, she spends her time on campus involved in Student Government, Scholastic Magazine, and the SIBC Marketing Division. Sara is also an SAO #insider in her role as the office's Monday and Wednesday morning student receptionist. Interests include: cheesy show tunes, non-cheesy food, baristas who spell "Sara" without the "h", and her dog. Sara is very excited to serve as Junior Class Council President, and looks forward to the great things that will undoubtedly come from the Class of 2018!
Vice President: Janet Stengle, Farley Hall
Hometown: Toledo, Ohio
Minors: Journalism, Ethics, & Democracy and Constitutional Studies
Janet is a History major, Journalism, Ethics & Democracy minor and Constitutional Studies minor living in the finest hall on campus. If you know anything about her, you know that she is a proud resident of Toledo, Ohio, the greatest city in the world, where she interned for the Toledo Blade last summer. Her first six weeks of last summer were spent studying abroad in Ireland, where she took every advantage of living in a castle and randomly met her cousins while hiking some cliffs. Between writing and designing for The Scholastic, captain-ing during Welcome Weekend, playing flag football and giving admissions tours, Janet is well-versed in the art of “being involved.” She is known for identifying fonts, sporting her baseball hat collection, and attempting to rap like a founding father. Finally, Janet would like to give a shoutout to Prez Sara Dugan for being such a pleasant competitor in the race for Farley Freshman Class Council rep.
Treasurer: Paul Stevenson, Dillon Hall
Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee
Major: Mechanical EngineeringPaul grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, a suburb of Chicago. As a child, he enjoyed playing sports by himself in the front yard because he was strong, independent, and didn't need nobody to have a good time. However, as he sprouted to his current height of 6'4, his vain and arrogant need for public approval developed equally as fast, ushering him into the spotlight of public office. Fast facts: his most popular tweet to date received 59 retweets and 222 favorites, he's got broads in Atlanta, his dog is probably cuter than yours, and he was voted the Most Interesting Domer in the World (by himself in a Facebook profile picture caption). Spot him in the engineering library at 3 am, at the top of the stadium filming football games, playing soccer on South Quad on a daily basis, or rejoicing that he's finally out of the shadow of his older sister (but not really).
Secretary: Matt Peters, Keenan Hall
Hometown: Savannah, Georgia
Major: Science Business
Matt is a a Science-Business major, Keenan Hall resident, avid golfer, and one of the beautiful coastal town of Savannah, Georgia’s very own. One day, he hopes to fulfill his childhood dream of practicing medicine (God willing). Blessed with parents who love to travel, he has traveled to 17 different countries, including annual trips to my mother’s homeland, the Philippines (10/10 recommends trying the food.) He loves The Office and House of Cards because who doesn’t? At ND, he is also a member of the Filipino American Student Organization, German Club, Mending Minds, and the Student United Way. He volunteers weekly as a clinical assistant at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, at Healthwin Assisted Living through the Music and Memory Initiative, and as a tutor at the Michiana YMCA. He was fortunate to study abroad this past summer in Berlin, Germany (where he won the award for being “Most Dad”).
John Ahn, Carroll Hall
Hometown: Montgomery, Alabama
I define myself as the world's most avid dog lover. I believe that the conversion rate between humans and dogs is 100 humans to 1 dog (any breed). This is the picture that I use for LinkedIn and my Go Irish account, which means it's literally the best picture of myself that I have. I look nothing like this in person. On an unrelated note, if I had to be a non-human organism, I would definitely want to be a golden retriever, but I wish to retain my human intelligence.
Andrea Bae, Lyons Hall
Hometown: Yorba Linda, CA
Minor: Business Economics and Theology
When she's not at school, Andrea spends vacations in Yorba Linda, known as "the land of gracious living" and lesser known as the birthplace of President Nixon. On campus, she is involved in JCC, the Financial Literacy Board, Res Life on Student Government, the PC, CoRec basketball, and the Moral Development Lab. Her hobbies include accumulating student loans, signing up for things because they sound fun, painting inspirational quotes, traveling, and eating all kinds of food.
Mark Betita, O’Neill Hall
Hometown: Vancouver, Canada
Major: IT Management
Hey everyone, my name is Mark Betita and I am your one of a kind Canadian. I am an IT Management major with a minor in sociology. Currently, I am a member of the saxophone section in the marching band, an active member of Hall Government, give tours to prospective students, and participate in Student International Business Council. Some fun facts about me – I love listening and dancing to 90’s and early 2000’s R&B and hip-hop. Moreover, as of this moment, I am the only Filipino Canadian undergraduate, which makes me a rare species. No, I do not say “eh” or “aboot”, but I do say sorry all the time and I love my Tim Hortons. Go Irish!
Kyle Casey, Flaherty Hall
Hometown: Morristown, New Jersey
Major: Political Science
Hi! My name is Kyle and I will be living in the new dorm – Flaherty – this year (RIP Pang). I play for my dorm’s flag football team, play IM broomball, volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club, and have been on class council for freshman, sophomore, and now junior year. I love watching any Notre Dame sport and my younger brother, Jack, is a freshman on the soccer team this year. This spring, I am studying abroad in Dublin. I have an older sister and an older and younger brother and two dogs. My favorite place in the world – other than Notre Dame, obviously – is Stowe, Vermont where I ski and snowboard with my family every year.
Rachel Davis, Breen-Phillips Hall
Hometown: Chanhassen, MN
Alex Fincher, Badin Hall
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Hi Friends!!!!!! I'm Alex and I'm super excited to be in JCC, but also just super excited in general!! Born in Austin/ATX and raised in the DTX/big D/dallis/tejas - currently warding off wild kangaroos and dodging boomerangs in Perth, Australia. But no worries, I'll be back to ND in the spring!!! On campus, I've worked with health and wellness, constituent services and senate and am pumped to start working with JCC and plan some killer events. Not actually killer, but fun fact: I am a registered EMT so I've got y'all all covered with the 7 drugs I'm allowed to administer in any pre-hospital emergency!! Finally, my passions in life include queso and hugs, most preferably at the same time if possible.
Emily Gust, Breen-Phillips Hall
Hometown: Andover, Minnesota
Majors: Political Science and Economics
Emily is a nap enthusiast and pug lover hailing from the historic town of Andover, Minnesota which was founded in 1974. Her hobbies include trolling tumblr for pictures of pugs and binge-watching early 2000's teenage dramas on Netflix. She lives in the Best Place on campus, but you can usually find her on the second floor of the library with a blanket and Starbucks. In addition to being on JCC, Emily is a member of the mock trial team and on BP's hall council. She will be in London for the spring semester, but is looking forward to spending a semester planning fun events and giveaways (morning bagels, amirite?) for the junior class.
Katie Hearn, Farley Hall
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Major: Program of Liberal Studies, French
Minor: Business Economics
Hi everyone!!! My name is Katie Hearn, and I am a junior PLS and French major living in the FINEST dorm on campus, Farley Hall! Though I have no trace of a southern accent, I hail from Atlanta, Georgia and am still in denial about the snow. In my free time, I like to take artsy pics of the Dome, attempt exercise, and do pretty much anything and everything with my Farley sisters. And as Forrest Gump once said, "Katie and LaFun are like peas and carrots" so you can usually find me hanging out there. I also love traveling, mission work/service, Starbucks and J.Crew, going to baseball games, and reading almost anything.
Scott Jackson, Keough Hall
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Majors: Science Pre-Professional Studies and Ancient Greek and Roman Civilization
Hi everyone! My name is Scott Jackson, and I hail from the exotic land of St. Louis, Missouri. My life's pursuit is to torture people under the guise of a dentist, but I also dabble in the history of the ancient world when that gets a little boring. I'm involved in Notre Dame's own Pre-Dental Society, Slice of Life tutoring, and Marilyn M. Keough Productions, which is soon-to-be the hottest media outlet on campus! I'm super excited to be on JCC this year and I hope we can bring our class a lot of fun and engaging events to participate in. I'm a big fan of Cardinals baseball, Kendrick Lamar, DJ Khaled's snapchat story, and of course Irish Football.
Bryan Kennedy, Knott Hall
Hometown: Bloomington, Minnesota
Bryan comes from a long and famous line of Kennedys. While he calls himself a citizen of the world, he grew up in Minnesota and Arizona. Bryan’s parents never allowed his family to have a dog which sums up his childhood. After a stern lecture about finishing his homework, he took a “quick break” and discovered a love of Photoshop. Many homework “breaks” later, this led him to designing apparel, including this year’s class of 2018 clothing. He loves anything outdoors, watching hockey, “talking Minnesotan” (oh youbetcha), being patriotic (see picture above), perusing amazon for ND gear, and long debates about international politics. At Notre Dame, he’s is a prospy host, in Model UN, and a reminiscing ex-lax bro now playing on the club team. He says he’s an undecided engineer and by that he means pre-business. Follow him on twitter @thebk_3.
Carly Kreber, Pasquerilla East Hall
Hometown: Greensboro, Norh Carolina
Hey everyone, my name is Carly and I'm excited to represent the junior class as a member of JCC this year. I enjoy all the traditional Notre Dame activities- running around the lakes, attending football games, representing my dorm (poorly) in interhall sports. I often alter serve at Basilica Mass. My talents include reading Latin at an intermediate level, interpretive dance, and making homemade french toast at the NDH egg bar.
Matthew Kobunski, Keenan Hall
Hometown: Cleveland “The City of Champions,” Ohio
Major: IT Management/Business Analytics
Minor: Constitutional Studies
My name is Matthew Kobunski, and I egregiously miss deadlines. My list of accolades includes “America’s Most Beautiful” (the picture cut off “Most Beautiful”), and I was student body president of my grade school. So clearly I have the qualifications to serve our wonderful Junior class. I’m objectively better than Stefan Page in 99% of events that humans can compete in, except hockey. I spend the majority of my time watching Gossip Girl, but I also like to broaden my horizons and socialize with people once in a while. I’ve also spent 2 hours trying to figure out a fun fact about myself, and I called my mom about it. Is it sad? Sure, but could also be interesting as well, no? I’m also from Cleveland. It was voted the best city in the world by multiple news sources that I will not cite here because there are just so many. My inspiration in life is the dance moves of our very own Matt “Fratt” Peters. They really help me go that extra mile in life. All in all, I’m a pretty nice person, and I live my truth everyday just like the rest of us. Don’t follow me on twitter.
Katherine Lundquist, Pasquerilla West Hall
Hometown: Woodbury, Minnesota
Minor: Education, Schooling, and Society
Hello! I am so excited for another year of excitement on Class Council! I will be abroad this fall studying at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland and am looking forward to seeing how this experience shapes my Notre Dame journey. Back on campus I am always around LaFortune where I work, and study, and basically live. Otherwise I love to get involved with service projects in the community. I am a proud resident of Pasquerilla West Hall and love spending time with fellow weasels. This year I hope to complete my goal of attending mass in each dorm (sorry Carroll) and help to put on more amazing events for the class of 2018!
Christina Murphy, McGlinn Hall
Hometown: Danville, Pennsylvania
Major: Neuroscience & Behavior, Pre-Health
A native of small-town Pennsylvania, Christina is a Neuroscience major, a pre-med, a McGlinn Hall Shamrock, and a pisces. She likes to play tennis and enjoy the outdoors, and is infamous for flipping over a pylon head-first during last year’s 5K Domer Run. On campus, Christina is a tour guide, a member of Student Government as well as Timmy Global Health. Christina is usually drinking black coffee, unless she is working in her research lab where it is against the rules. She will be studying abroad during the Fall in Puebla, Mexico. Nothing brings Christina more joy than the picture she found on the internet of Leonardo DiCaprio wearing a Notre Dame baseball cap.
Zach Myszka, Keenan Hall
Hometown: Crivitz, Wisconsin
Major: Accountancy and History
I'm a big fan of drinking coffee, I'd almost classify it as a pastime. I worked in a coffee shop for all four years of high school so I blame that! I like hanging out with my friends and reading books. If I'm not doing one of those things I'm usually working on academic commissioner stuff for Keenan, doing homework, and procrastinating on both. I also learned the bass guitar back in middle school because our jazz band needed a bassist and I figured that was my path to becoming a rockstar, which is still a work in progress!
Erin Nguyen, Walsh Hall
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Erin is a biology and theology enthusiast who hails from the Lone Star State and is a firm believer in the power of puns. She conducts ecological research with the McLachlan lab, teaches catechism, serves on Walsh Hall's spirituality board, and is a member of ND's nationally-recognized mock trial team. Erin's hobbies include: petting every dog she passes on campus, chugging coffee, and avidly quoting Spongebob.
Lauren O’Connell, Farley Hall
Hometown: Roswell, Georgia
Major: Anthropology and Pre-Health Studies, Glynn Family Honors Program
Hello!! My name is Lauren O’Connell and I am originally from the lovely suburbs of Atlanta (Hip Hop Capital of the world, anyone?). I have lived in Farley Hall for the past two years, but I will be studying abroad in Puebla, Mexico this Fall semester. When I am on campus, you can usually find me in Jordan Hall of Science (my second home), working as a research assistant in the Anthropology department, giving admissions tours, or drinking coffee in OShag. I am super excited to be a part of JCC this year, but I am also involved in GlobeMed which is arguably the greatest (non-student government) club on campus. My favorite activities include drinking coffee, thrift shopping for large sweaters, running around the lakes, taking questionable amounts of apples from the dining hall, and listening to music. Go Irish!
Stefan Page, Keenan Hall
Hometown: Orono, Minnesota
Hi everyone! My name is Stefan and I am super excited to get to know all of you this year through JCC! For those of you who don’t know me, I was (unfortunately) born in Cleveland, Ohio, where I lived for just a short time until my family moved to Minnesota when I was just three years old. I was raised a Minnesotan, living in the town of Orono, which is located about 20 miles west of Minneapolis. When I was a sophomore in high school I decided to attend boarding school in New Hampshire, where I later graduated and moved on to come attend Notre Dame with all of you. I’m an avid sports fan; around campus you may have seen me in the past at football, basketball, or hockey games. Being a proud member of Keenan Hall I love representing my dorm in interhall sports. It might be hard for some of you to believe, but winter is my favorite season so if anyone is looking for someone to embrace the snow with, I’m your guy. Go Irish.
Megan Resnik, Breen-Phillips Hall
Hometown: Camarillo, California
Majors: English and the Program of Liberal Studies
Hi everyone! My name is Megan and I am SO excited to be a part of Junior Class Council! Originally from Southern California, I thrive on avocados and sunny beach days (both of which South Bend is lacking, but I digress.) When I'm not planning events for the Class of 2018, you can find me leading Welcome Weekend for the Best Place on campus, playing interhall sports, lifeguarding at Rolf's Aquatic Center, giving admissions tours, serving as a peer advisor, texting my sister for pictures of our Golden Retriever, and volunteering in Appalachia. I am also BP's VP of Education, Siegfried Pizza's number one fan (shoutout to Rick and Shane), and I took classes at ND's global gateway in London this past summer. I will be studying abroad in Rome at John Cabot University for the spring semester, so...ciao e andiamo irlandese!
Sarah Ritten, Cavanaugh Hall
Hometown: Oak Park, Illinois
Minor: Poverty Studies
Craig Schmier, Keough Hall
Hometown: Old Bethpage, New York
Major: Television, Applied Mathematics and Computational Science
Minor: Business Economics
Hey what's up hello! I'm so excited to be a representative of the Class of 2018 this year, as well as the official Pizza Commissioner. If you've ever had pizza at a Class of 2018 event, you've been affected by my work. My greatest accomplishment was last year's Halloween Dance in Lafun when I caught 2 guys stealing pizza. Unfortunately they escaped, but I'm still looking for them. In my free time I love making films and video projects. If you have any acting talent at all feel free to contact me and I could give you a role in something. You won't get paid but you'll have fun and be a youtube star!
Abbie Seeliger, Welsh Family Hall
Hometown: Reno, Nevada
Majors: Science Pre-Professional and Political Science
I am proud to call myself a native of the “biggest little city in the world” Reno, NV. I went to Reno High School where I participated in student government and played volleyball. I enjoy all things west coast including the sunshine (which can be hard to come by here in South Bend) I am a science preprofessional major with hopes of one day becoming a doctor. When I’m not drowning in piles of homework, I enjoy running outside on our beautiful campus. I am a fan of almost every sport but my heart definitely belongs to college basketball. I love being able to call myself a member of the JCC family and can’t wait to see what adventures the rest of the year holds!
Aly Sonnen, Walsh Hall
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
Major: Neuroscience and Behavior
Minor: Peace Studies
Hi guys! I’m Aly Sonnen and I’m a neuroscience major from beautiful Seattle, Washington. I am hyped to be back on class council for the third year and I take pride in the fact that I am the only class council member that has never missed a meeting #commitment. In addition working on class council, this year I will be serving as the president of my dorm, Walsh Hall (WaPang? Walborn? Pwalsh?), and volunteering at Memorial Hospital. Talents include singing the alphabet backwards, remembering people’s names, and cheering really loudly at ND sporting events. I am so excited to be back in The Bend and I can’t wait to see what the year has in store for the Class of 2018.
Patrick Tingleff, Alumni Hall
He is the man, the myth, the legend. Do you know Patrick Tingleff? Chances are, you probably already do. Pat knows everyone. From seemingly every member of the Class of 2018, to the teachers of the most obscure theatre history classes, everyone is familiar with the name Pat Tingleff. Does he know your high school teachers? For sure. Does he know your crazy uncle? Probably. The man who seems to know everyone is widely known for his odd tastes in music, horrible jokes, and great hugging ability. Pat is the only person in the history of Notre Dame students to ever sleep through game day mornings and it has been rumored that the term "tailgate" still confuses him. Outside of his game day failures, Pat is involved within Alumni Hall, as a member of the Chorale Choir, and as a member of the rock climbing club.Major(s)/Minor(s): Majoring in ACMS, Minoring in Herbology and Wizardry
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
Brennah Toomey, Ryan Hall
Hometown: Tampa, Florida
Minor: Peace Studies
Hi class of ‘18! My name is Brennah Toomey, and I am a resident of no longer the newest, but still the best dorm on campus, Ryan Hall. I was born and raised in Tampa, Florida (lightning capital of the US, go bolts ϟ) and frequently use my warm weathered hometown as an excuse to complain about cold weather. This summer I was a Marketing intern for the Tampa Bay Lightning & their arena, where I updated unending hockey statistics and helped with an art installation of 1.2 million plastic balls. When I’m not hanging out with JCC, you can find me in Ryan designing apparel, planning formals, starring in music videos, or baking/eating cookies with Father Joe. On campus, I also plan festivities events for SUB and work as the student marketing lead for the Women’s Basketball team. Special talents & hobbies include: saying all 50 states in less than 20 seconds, having watched every (relevant) show on Netflix, drinking large amounts of espresso from starbucks, obsessively watching Jeopardy, and making friends with cats.
Conor Triplett, Alumni Hall
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Concentrations: Psychology, Design and Manufacturing
Hey everybody, my name is Conor Triplett and I am a junior in the Center of the Universe, Alumni Hall. If I'm not in the best dorm on campus, I'm probably in LaFun doing problem sets and/or writing papers, basically just living the dream. And if I am not in LaFun, I am either at Rolf's or in the JACC because I am a huge basketball fan; I'm a Bookstore Basketball tournament commissioner, on the Alumni interhall team, and on the official varsity women's practice team (yes, you read that right). Fun facts: I think I'm pretty funny (@conortriplett25), I spent a summer abroad in London, I could eat In-n-Out Burger and Raising Cane's every day, and I have a twin brother and, yes, Triplett is my real last name.
Thomas Walsh, Stanford Hall
Hometown: Valparaiso, Indiana
I am a huge sports fan, and I love all things Chicago (except the White Sox obviously). I also enjoy traveling, quoting movies, and making things awkward. On campus, I am involved with Bookstore Basketball, NDtv, and the Learning Resource Center. Special skills include eating quickly (former burrito eating contest champion), saying the alphabet backwards, and making things awkward.