The Catholic University of America

2013 Freshman Retreat Leaders

Angela Fragale

Major: International Business with a minor in Spanish

Hometown: Bronx, NY

Campus Involvement: Lector, Habitat for Humanity, Gratia Plena, Intramural Volleyball

Fun Fact: I danced on the Katie Couric Show with Jennifer Lopez and her boyfriend.


 Rachel Youngberg


Major: Early Childhood Education

Hometown: currently, Staten Island, NY

Campus Involvement: DC Reads, Eucharistic Minister, Gratia Plena, Undergraduate Fellow, Lector

Fun Fact: I've lived in nine different cities and six different states, including Alaska for eight years!


 Mary Sarah Ivers


Major: Politics & Spanish for international services 

Hometown: Centennial, CO

Campus Involvement: CUA Gaels, Community Council

Fun fact: Taylor Swift and I are pen pals!


 Juan Aznaran

Major: Politics and Spanish for International Service with a minor in Theology

Hometown: Rockville, Maryland

Campus Involvement: Intramural Soccer, Commuters' Club, Campus Ministry

Fun Fact: My mother's side of the family used to own their own circus where my grandfather, his parents and all of his siblings worked everything from the being the entertaining clowns to selling popcorn.


Derek Kuebler

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Campus Involvement: American Society of Mechanical Engineers, CV Community Council, Esto Vir, Intramural Volleyball, Knights of Columbus, Renew, Students for Life

Fun Fact: I played a whole season on one of the best rugby teams in the country, and to this day I don't know all of the rules.


Mike Gross

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Mastic Beach, NY

Campus Involvement: Ultimate frisbee team, RENEW

Fun Fact: I have a bit of a frisbee obsession, I actually have 30 frisbees hanging on my wall in my room. 

Joe Vidal


Major: Biomedical Engineering

Hometown: Succasunna, New Jersey

Campus Involvement: Engineers Without Boarders Project Manager, Esto Vir, Knights of Columbus, St. Raphael's Confirmation Retreats, and Renew

Fun Fact: Although I have never played college football, my name is in the College Football Hall of Fame.


Andrew Watts


Major: Architecture, with a minor in Financial Management. 

Hometown: Crofton, Maryland

Campus Involvement: Knights of Columbus, Esto Vir, Lector, Eucharistic Minister

Fun Fact: I have never lost a game of Chubby Bunny


Meredith Eib

Major:  Musical Theater (Music Education Certification) and a minor in English 

Hometown: Kingston, New Hampshire

Campus Involvement: Bethlehem House, Best Buddies, Beacon House, Homeless Food Runs, Little Sisters of the Poor, Music Ministry, Renew, CenterStage Theater Company, CUA University Singers, Confirmation Retreat Leader, CUA Music School Audition Ambassador, employee at the Kane Fitness Center

Fun Fact: I sang with Josh Groban (that is forever my fun fact).  I also one time told Meredith Vierra from The Today Show that I was named after her... but I was not.  I was actually named after a small town called Meredith, NH on Lake Winnipasaukee, where my parents were married.  


Colleen Danielson

Major: Elementary Education

Hometown: Beltsville, MD


Campus Involvement: Gratia Plena, DC Reads, Beacon House, Students for Life, Renew

Fun Fact: While vacationing in California, I ate at James' Beach restaurant, where a scene from "I Love You, Man" was filmed and I ate the same fish tacos that Jason Segel did in the film.