Kaitlyn Jarzombak is a senior at SFA, graduating in May with a degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders.
Why did you choose to attend SFA?
I knew that I wanted to go to a smaller school, because my town has just 500 people in it. So, I graduated from my high school with 26 people. There was a lot of drama, and I wanted to get away and have a fresh start. I also wanted to say I did everything on my own, because there were other students that got everything handed to them. I had thought about Sam Houston, but it didn't feel right. One of my older brothers then told me about SFA. He said it was beautiful and he used to spend time here. When I visited, I fell in love with it.
How did you get connected with St. Mary's Catholic Campus Ministry?
I was born and raised Catholic. My parents and I were looking for a Catholic church, and my mom encouraged me to get involved with the campus church. It took me a while to find it though. Finally, my suite mate, who had just told me she was Catholic too, told me she was attending St. Mary's, and I started going with her.
What impact has St. Mary's had on you personally?
I feel like it's easier to connect here than at my church back home, because my faith became personal, and being around young people my age helped. I am a lector currently.
Have you adopted any special devotions?
Not really. During Lent, I always try to give up something and do something extra. At least during Lent, I try to listen to the Rosary every night before going to sleep. I'm working on (after graduation) having a more consistent schedule, and devotions I can hold to.
What are you planning after graduation?
If I don't get into grad school, then I pan to work as a speech pathologist assistant in the Dallas area. I'll get experience there, and then reapply to graduate school later.