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    Senior Spotlight: Meg McGrath

    April 7, 2022
    Every class has brought me so much joy, and I have made so many close friends through this program.

    This week's senior spotlight is with Meg McGrath '22, Drexel Hill, a biology and philosophy major and French and biochemistry minor, in the SJLA Program.

    What was the best class you’ve taken in college? And why?

    I got to take an honors tutorial on the philosophical influences of St. Ignatius. In this class, we read the philosophical and theological works that he would have read. I learned a lot of philosophy from this class, and I have a deeper understanding of St. Ignatius’s spirituality after this class, as well.

     What’s the coolest thing you did at Scranton?

    I did an internship through the University the summer after my freshman year with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI). I was able to live and do research on Barro Colorado Island, a Smithsonian research station, in the Panama Canal! I did field research every day, and I was able to explore Panama City and hike a volcano.

    What will you miss most about Scranton?

    I will miss being with my SJLA community. Every class has brought me so much joy, and I have made so many close friends through this program. SJLA has helped me develop a love for philosophy in addition to biology, and I never would have discovered this passion if I had not come to Scranton.

    What’s on your bucket list this spring?

    This spring, I want to go to as many cafes and restaurants in Scranton as possible. My absolute favorite is Northern Lights, but I love exploring Scranton and all of the food is so good!

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