Catching Up With Olivia Mastroluca!
Olivia Mastroluca was one of the 2016 winners of the Victoria Soto Memorial Scholarship and this summer we caught up with Olivia to see how school life is going! Olivia said, “College is absolutely amazing and I love everything about it. I’m very excited for the coming school year to be able to move into an apartment with my best friends and hopefully study abroad in Florence for the Spring semester of 2019. I’ve loved every single second of being at Fairfield University and can’t imagine having gone to school anywhere else. It is such a fantastic school and I’m amazed how it became a second home to me so quickly. There is nothing I can complain about and being close to home is a plus!”
Olivia will be starting her Junior year at Fairfield University in September. She is majoring in English with a concentration in Teacher Education and a minor in Educational Studies. She is also on the 5-year BA/MA track, with the goal of becoming an elementary school teacher once she graduates. She has been involved in several organizations on campus such as becoming a Tour Ambassador and being on the executive board of Play Like A Girl (PLAG). Also, she has been doing a lot of volunteer work, including being an usher at the on campus theater and reading and tutoring children in two Bridgeport schools, since she started at Fairfield.
As for what’s ahead this semester for Olivia, she said, “I’m really motivated to become more involved at school and really make the most of the next two years! I can’t believe I already have two years under my belt; I never believed people when they told me college would fly by, but they were so right. I can’t help but feel like there is still so much more for me to do, and I can’t wait to accomplish it all. I’m eager to see where this school year takes me and all of the various opportunities that it will bring with it. I’m looking forward to being able to get more exposure in the school and classroom setting and being able to get more hands on experience. I am beyond thrilled to see what my junior year has in store for me!”
We are so excited to see what’s in store for Olivia, too! We know she will continue to do great things and we look forward to catching up with her again soon!