Junior Class Council
President: Michael Conlon, Stanford Hall
Hey guys! My name is Michael Conlon, and I’m a junior majoring in Political Science with minors in Business Economics and Constitutional Studies. I’m from the world-renowned Electric City: Scranton, Pennsylvania, home of “The Office.” On campus, I am very lucky to call Stanford Hall my home away from home. Some of my activities include Stanford Hall government, The Shirt Project, and standing in line to play basketball at Rolfs on Fridays. I enjoy talking about all sports, especially soccer, basketball, and Notre Dame football, politics, and Dunder Mifflin paper products. This will be my third year on class council, and I am very excited for what can be accomplished in the upcoming year. I can’t wait to get started working with everyone!
Vice President: Dan Hopkinson, Dillon Hall
Hi everyone! My name is Dan Hopkinson and I am the Vice-President of JCC. I am currently studying chemical engineering and I live in Dillon Hall. I hail from Park Ridge, IL, but I'll tell you I'm from Chicago. This is my first year on Class Council, but I am so excited to service the Class of 2019. Quick facts about me: I have been told I have trustworthy hair, my favorite activity is complaining about my major, and my great-great-great-great-great-great grandpa signed the Declaration of Independence. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email me or any of the other officers or stop by the Class Council Office (203 LaFun); I am literally always there!
Treasurer: Eddie Griesedieck, Zahm House
Hi, my name is Eddie Griesedieck. I am from Zahm House but this year I will be living off campus! This is my third year on class council, but this is my first year taking over the role of treasurer for class council. I am excited to assume my new role and work alongside with the rest of the class council members and executives alike. On campus, I am a business student majoring in marketing as well as psych; I also serve as a TA for the introductory management course. I also work as a brand representative on campus. You can usually find me on campus at North Dining Hall or in the CDS of the Hesburgh library. Feel free to reach out to me for any questions regarding campus activities, or especially for good places to eat off campus.
Secretary: Jane Driano, Welsh Family Hall
Hi, everyone! I'm Jane Driano, a proud whirlwind from Welsh Family Hall. After switching my major five times, I am studying Pre-Health and Italian Studies. Yes, the dream is to be a doctor in Italy but I am still working out the practicality of that. This year marks my third term on Class Council and I'm excited to work with such an enthusiastic and fun group of people! Additionally, on campus I volunteer at the DNA Learning Center, work for ISLA in O'Shag, serve as an EM at Basilica Masses, and am part of Hall Council. If I'm not at any of those places, I can be found in line for a Recker's smoothie or taking a nap, regardless of where I am. I am passionate about my pronunciation of bag (did I say I'm from Minnesota?) and Birkenstocks (as the unofficial campus rep). Feel free to reach out with any questions about or suggestions for the upcoming year!
Matthew Babuskow, Carroll Hall
Hi! My name is Matt Babuskow and I’m a Finance and Economics major living in Carroll Hall. I’m originally from Plainfield, Illinois, a southwest suburb of Chicago, next to the town of Naperville. Apart from being apart of JCC, I’m the treasurer of the Club Baseball Team, and am involved in clubs on campus such as SIBC, Investment club, and Matriculate. When I’m not buried in homework, you can usually find me playing some kind of sport, particularly basketball or of course baseball. I can confidently say that I probably have the best calves on all of Junior Class Council, due to the fact that I have to walk 100 miles from my dorm just to make it to Debartolo hall on time. Joking aside, I’m very excited to be apart of the council in order to help create events that will positively influence both our campus and surrounding community.
Juan Esteban Baus, Keenan Hall
Juan Esteban is a Science-Business major originally from Quito, Ecuador but was born in Voorburg, The Netherlands and has lived right outside of Washington D.C. in McLean, VA for most of his life. Despite having been asked for years, he still cannot choose a singular place to call home and identifies both VA and Ecuador as such. A Keenan Hall resident as well, JuanEsteban is also involved with the Sports Medicine department at Notre Dame where he works as a Student Athletic trainer. He hopes that one day, God-willing, and with a lot of luck will make it to medical school to realize his dream of becoming a doctor. Additionally, he's worked with the ad hoc policy and student life departments of student government, and is the president of Hesburgh's Heroes- a club which helps raise funds and awareness for Andean Health and Society, an organization founded by the late Father Hesburgh and Dr. David Gaus, a Notre Dame alumn. He suggests you now go look this up as you're probably curious what amazing work they do and is looking forward to another year helping organize amazing events for the ND Class of 2019!
Bethany Boggess, Ryan Hall
Bethany Boggess is a Marketing major who was born and raised in South Bend, Indiana and currently resides in Ryan Hall. She loves dogs, ice cream, and Notre Dame. She has been involved in Student Government as a member of FUEL, Sophomore Class Council, and the Student Union Board and has served as a member of the Orientation Steering Committee for Welcome Weekend, a mentor in College Mentors for Kids, and as a Tour Guide for the Office of Admissions.
Tessa Bonomo, Welsh Family Hall
Hi! I’m Tessa Bonomo, self-proclaimed cat lady from Hermitage, PA. I currently live in Welsh Fam, the ~whirliest~ dorm on campus. I’m an Economics and Math major with a minor in Public Service, and I’ll be spending the first half of junior year in Dublin, Ireland studying at Trinity College. On campus I’m a part of Students Consulting for Non-Profit Organizations, I’m a research assistant with the Lab for Economic Opportunities, and I work as a tour guide. A couple other things you should know about me: I’ll eat stir-fry in South like nobody’s business, I’m a proud Hufflepuff, and yes, I know that I look like the girl from Brave.
Lizzie Cameron, Walsh Hall
My name is Lizzie and I am a political science major currently live in Walsh Hall! I am originally from Southern California and love going to the beach, singing, and re-watching episodes of Parks and Rec. On campus I am involved with College Mentors for Kids, ND Opera, The Observer, and Walsh Hall Council.
Mary Carroll, Ryan Hall
Hey friends! My name is Mary Carroll and I'm from Portsmouth, Rhode Island. No, I don't know everyone in the entire state, and yes, it only takes about an hour to drive across the whole state. On campus, I'm blessed to call Ryan Hall home. Catch me every Tuesday in Ryan baking and hanging out with the coolest priest, Father Joe, aka FJ. When I'm not baking for hours (and avoiding schoolwork), I'm on the Make A Wish club and teach as a catechist at a local parish. I enjoy long walks around the lakes and eating Ben and Jerry's half-baked from the Huddle. Fun fact: My dog's name is Rudy and within a few minutes of meeting you, I'll probably show you a picture of him—he's a mini-goldendoodle so basically he's a perpetual golden retriever puppy. I'm so excited to work alongside these awesome peeps to help make our class stronger than ever. Go Irish, Go ND, Go Class of 2019!
Jaihee Choi, Breen-Phillips Hall
Hello, my name is Jaihee Choi, and I'm an Applied & Computational Math / Statistics and Economics double major living in Breen-Phillips Hall. I’m originally from Chino Hills, California, and my hobbies include going to the beach, running, hiking, reading, and taking nice naps. At Notre Dame I enjoy participating in Social Concerns Seminars of the CSC, serving in my dorm's hall government, doing service with Circle K, participating in inter-hall sports, and working for the sports-sciences department of Notre Dame. I will be studying abroad during the Spring Semester in Perth, Australia, so catch me taking selfies with quokkas and kangaroos! I'm excited for the opportunity to be a part of the Junior Class Council!
Olivia Cimo, Welsh Family Hall
Dante Domenella, Dillon Hall
Hi everyone! My name is Dante Domenella, and I live in the best dorm on campus, Dillon Hall. I am originally from Chicago, and I am majoring in economics and mathematics. I'm involved with various student organizations on campus, including student government and Orientation Steering Committee, and I also volunteer at the Juvenile Justice Center in South Bend. When I have free time, you can probably find me running somewhere or playing basketball with friends. Next spring, I'll be studying abroad in Jordan, so I look forward to planning some amazing events with the JCC this coming semester.
Meagan Downes, Walsh Hall
Hi! My name is Meagan Downes and I’m from Boca Raton, Florida! I’m an International Econ and Chinese major currently living in Walsh Hall (Best Hall).
I play interhall flag football and volleyball for Walsh and am holiday commissioner! In my free time, you can find me hammocking on Bond Quad, eating the snacks in McWell, playing piano in Crowley, or eating Jimmy Johns!
Julia Dunbar, Breen-Phillips Hall
Julia Dunbar is a sophomore resident of Breen-Phillips Hall (Go Babes!). She grew up in Northern Virginia and is studying Neuroscience & Behavior on the Pre-Med track. Formerly, she was a freshman member of the First Undergraduate Experience in Leadership (FUEL) and served as the 2016-2017 Student Government Director of Health and Wellness. Julia is also Co-President of the First-Aid Services Team (FAST) and enjoys playing Intramural sports. During Fall 2017, she will be studying abroad in Dublin!
Erin Embrey, Walsh Hall
I’m Erin and I’m from New Albany, IN (right by the actual semi-relevant town of Louisville, KY) and on campus I reside with the WILD women of Walsh Hall. At ND, I’m a political science major, with a Spanish supplementary major and a business-economics minor. In the fall, I’ll be studying abroad in Athens, Greece. For the past two years, I’ve been a part of Class Council on both FCC and SCC. In the Spring, I’ll be serving as the VP of Walsh in our (hopefully) wonderful (kinda) new building. Fun facts: I’m obsessed with corgis and anything remotely close to warm weather, I’m gluten free (that’s actually not very fun), and one time I thought it was a good idea to run a half marathon (disclaimer: it kind of was, kind of wasn’t).
Josh Gillen, Dillon Hall
I am from Lincoln, Rhode Island and currently living in the greatest hall of all time, Dillon Hall. I am majoring in Biology in Pre-Health with plan of going to medical school. I enjoy playing soccer, eating great food and hanging out with friends.
Kali Graziano, Welsh Family Hall
Hometown: Oak Lawn, Illinois
Major: Business Analytics
Hey guys! My name is Kali and I’m from a suburb of Chicago (shocking right?). When I’m not in class, you can usually catch me at Rolf’s Recreation Center, Au Bon Pain, Club Irish Dance practice, Fashion Club, or balancing the budget in Welsh Family Hall, the best dorm on campus. Some of my other interests include traveling, shopping, baking, and spending time with friends and family. I joined Junior Class Council because I love planning events, and I want to make our last two years here as memorable as possible! Go Irish!
Annie Gregory, Flaherty Hall
Hi my name is Annie Gregory and I am from Avon, IN. I am a FTT major and live in Flaherty Hall. I am currently the Flaherty Senator and a member of Proud to Be ND. I love to travel and hang out with friends in my free time. I am excited for JCC and can't wait to meet more amazing people in our class!
Jack Hegarty, Stanford Hall
My name is Jack Hegarty and I am a junior that resides in Stanford Hall. I am economics major in the College of Arts and Letters. I am originally from West Chester, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia. I love going to the beach and spending time with family and friends.
Connor Knapp, Sorin College
My name is Connor Knapp, a junior mechanical engineer living in Sorin College. I am born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the greatest city on the face of the planet. I attended an all-male, military high school before attending Notre Dame. Outside of Junior Class Council, I am involved in inter-hall sports, including baseball and hockey. In fact, I am a two-time inter-hall hockey champion, and am looking to claim a third title this year. I my free time in enjoy playing guitar, trying to play golf, and watching the Food Network. I am looking forward to a great year with JCC!
Thomas Krill, Keough Hall
I’m Thomas Krill, originally from Pittsburgh, and currently living in Keough Hall. I’m in the College of Engineering at Notre Dame, majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Philosophy as well as Corporate Practice. I’m also active on campus as a member of ND Votes and Design for America.
Harrison Kurker, Stanford Hall
Hometown: Reading, Massachusetts
I love country music, Cape Cod, and boating. I enjoy spending time with friends, talking about politics, and talking about hockey.
Cole Lieberman, Stanford Hall
Hometown: Gilford, New Hampshire
I am an Accountancy major and Innovation & Entrepreneurship minor, aspiring to work with start-up businesses that positively impact our society. Born in Philadelphia, but having lived in central New Hampshire for most of my life, I am a diehard Eagles fan who loves the outdoors. You can find me jet skiing on the lake in the summer and on the alpine slopes in the winter.
Megan Lynch, Pasquerilla West Hall
Hey guys! My name is Megan Lynch and I am a Science Business major from Los Angeles, California. I live in Pasquerilla West and I love staying involved with intramural sports on campus. My favorite sport to play is soccer, but my favorite sport to watch is definitely college football! Favorite food is a toss up between fresh avocados and ahi poké, both of which remind me of home. Also, I am studying abroad in Puebla, Mexico in the fall which I am super excited for!
Emily McAuliffe, Flaherty Hall
I'm Emily McAuliffe. I'm from a suburb of Chicago and currently live in Flaherty Hall. My major is mechanical engineering. On campus, I am a teaching assistant for the marketing department and am the STEM ambassador for my dorm.
Luke McNabola, O'Neill Hall
Luke is an American Studies major in the College of Arts and Crafts. He thinks that he is particularly cool because he happened to be born and raised in the city of Chicago rather than a suburb near Wisconsin. Luke is best known for being the line leader in his third grade classroom and coming in 4th place in a kindergarten spelling bee that only involved 4 people. In 6th grade, he aspired of becoming a rock star after playing Guitar Hero, but quickly gave up on his dreams after failing to beat the game on “easy mode.” He is also a great dancer, athlete, and napper, minus the dancing and athlete part. He loves playing basketball, and once scored somewhere between 35 and 0 points in a single interhall game. Luke looks forward to adding his flawless résumé and past experiences to a great JCC.
Audrey Meier, Badin Hall
First things first, I am an avid lover of coffee, dogs, and all things ND. I am also a Business Analytics major living in Badin Hall (go bullfrogs!!). I was born and raised in Topeka, Kansas and yes, I have heard your witty Wizard of Oz joke. I have two jobs on campus, one working for the athletics ticket office and the other as a Brand Ambassador for the Morris Inn. Elsewhere on campus, when not in Menbroza, I enjoy working on commissions for my dorm, going on runs around the lakes, drinking coffee, making Spotify playlists, and taking ~artsy~ dome pics.
Jenny Moore, Ryan Hall
Hi everyone! My name is Jenny Moore, and I am a marketing and psychology double major living in the best dorm on campus, Ryan Hall. I hail from Lake Villa, Illinois (aka the northern suburbs of Chicago) and thus am a huge fan of all things Chicago, including deep dish pizza, Chicago sports, and the city’s epic St. Paddy’s Day parade (as pictured). I love playing any and all sports (especially Ryan Interhall), baking, and traveling. I am especially excited and blessed to be studying abroad in Dublin in the spring! On campus, I am Vice President of Ryan Hall, a member of The Shirt Committee, and a marketing student worker for the Athletic Department. Can't wait to see all that this year has to hold - Go Irish!
Bridget Moroney, Lyons Hall
My name is Bridget Moroney and I’m a Chemistry and Spanish major from Cleveland, Ohio. I love spending time outside and consider myself an amateur hiker with above amateur level hammocking skills. I love watching cooking shows so I can marvel at the cooking talents I will never have (the Pioneer Woman is an all time favorite). I had the opportunity to serve as the Lyons Hall VP this past year and developed a passion for working in student government, I look forward to continuing my excitement for stu-gov this upcoming year!
Mary Ninneman, Pasquerilla West Hall
Jen Nugent, Cavanaugh Hall
Melvin Osanya, Keenan Hall
Hey! My name is Melvin and I study Accountancy and Economics living in Keenan Hall. I was born in Kenya and have lived on 3 continents with Ames, Iowa being home now. (Go Cyclones!) Outside of being in JCC I am active with a lot of different sports on campus and clubs. I also work within ND’s Development Office which is a lot of fun! I will be in Australia second semester so don't be surprised if you can’t find me then!
Emily Patton, Howard Hall
I'm Emily and I'm a sophomore Management Consulting and Economics major living in Howard Hall. I'm originally from Dallas, Texas (the best state in America). I love living in Howard (GO DUCKS) almost as much as I love Texas and am involved in our hall's event planning and spiritual life council. I'm traveling abroad to Rome next Spring and will spend my whole summer there doing economic research as well. I've been a part of both FCC and SCC and love having the chance to plan service and social events for our class together!
Lia Rocchino, Ryan Hall
My name is Lia and I'm a History major from Philadelphia. Around campus you can usually find me on the stone benches outside of O'Shag or in the corner of the 8th floor of the library. At ND, I love being involved in the College Democrats, in South Bend political campaigns, and in my dorm, Ryan Hall.
Hannah Scherer, Howard Hall
Hey everyone! I'm Hannah Scherer, resident/fall VP of Howard Hall, Minnesota loyal, and JCC enthusiast. I'll be studying abroad in Dublin in the spring, and could not be more excited. My favorite things are naps, HBO, living the LaCroix lifestyle, coffee, mint-smelling things, coffee, Minnesota, coffee, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, yelling at people about Food Network and HGTV shows, and fonts. I'm so looking forward to planning events for my fellow juniors (that sounds scary). Go Irish!
Kara Shannon, Breen-Phillips Hall
Hello!! My name is Kara and I am a sophomore originally from the wonderful city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but currently living in BP (go babes)!! I am majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior with a supplementary major in Theology. On campus you'll find me most likely in Jordan Hall because science is life, or in the ACE building mooching off of the free coffee because caffeine is also life. I'll be studying abroad in Dublin in the fall, and can't wait to travel and scope out all the cool sites, pubs, and leprechauns! In addition to JCC, I am involved in the exec board for Timmy Global Health, BP hall council, and in constantly procrastinating from all my other obligations. Fun fact: I am more well versed in funny vines (rip vine) than in the english language. I'm excited to serve on JCC and to work with everyone!
Meghan Springer, Pasquerilla West Hall
Meghan is a neuroscience major and purple weasel from Pasquerilla West Hall. She is originally from Columbus, Ohio, which she constantly brags about to her New Yorker roommates (they don’t know what they’re missing). When not talking about how Cbus is the best city in the world (they gave us Twenty One Pilots and the world’s eighth largest zoo… that’s right, EIGHTH!), Meghan spends her time playing with Zebrafish in Galvin, dancing for Dance Co., working as a tour guide, hanging out with retired Holy Cross priests/brothers at the Holy Cross House, and adding pictures of ND squirrels to her “all my friends are squirrels” album on Facebook. Give her coffee and some Office quotes, and she’ll love you forever.
Courtney Thompson, McGlinn Hall
Hi! I am a junior studying Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Bioengineering here at Notre Dame. I hail from the land of cheesesteaks and Rocky, none other than Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. However, I currently reside in McGlinn Hall! In the future, I intend to begin a career in biomedical engineering, hopefully specializing in prosthetics. When I’m not in the library, you can find me socializing and eating the Jell-O at South Dining Hall. I am also a member of the Shamrock Leadership Series, the Society of Women Engineers, Engineers without Borders, and McGlinn Hall soccer, basketball, and flag football! However, Class Council is something near and dear to my heart. Notre Dame is my favorite place in the world, and I hope to contribute to other’s experiences here through event planning on the Council!
Meaghan Wagner, Pasquerilla West Hall
My name is Meaghan Wagner and I am from a southwest suburb of Chicago. I am a Neuroscience and Behavior major and Business- Econ minor from Pasquerilla West Hall! In my free time I enjoy playing co-rec and interhall sports, watching Netflix, and spending time with my roommates. I'm excited for my first year on Hall Council!
Allison Young, Lewis Hall
Hi everyone, I'm Allison Young! I'm a resident of Lewis Hall from Carmel, Indiana. I major in Science-Business and I minor in the Hesburgh Program in Public Service. On campus, I'm also involved in Student Government, Camp Kesem, and Bookstore Basketball. I love coffee, Spotify, and the outdoors. This is my third year on class council; I'm so excited to be a part of JCC!