The Catholic University of America

2013 Freshman Retreat Leaders

 Christian Sapienza



Major: Accounting

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Campus Involvement: Esto Vir Officer, CUA Rugby, Renew Co-Leader

Fun Fact: On May 6th, 2012, I ran the New Jersey Marathon in 4:05:31


Mallory Nygard


Major: English with minors in German, Theology, and Philosophy

Hometown: Williston, North Dakota

Campus Involvement: Students for Life, English Society, Gratia Plena

Fun Fact: Although I have a pet shark named Bruce, I have never seen the ocean.


Luke Bader


Major: Politics

Hometown: Kennett Square, PA

Campus Involvement: Undergraduate Fellow, Lector, Eucharistic Minister, College Republicans

Fun Fact: I ran Cross Country and Track since sixth grade and all throughout high school.


Daniela Zara

Major: Politics

Hometown: Rockville, MD

Campus Involvement: CUA Crew, Undergraduate Fellow, Eucharistic Minister, Cardinal Ambassador

Fun Fact: I really, really, really love the Sound of Music.


 Brian Dawson

Major: Business

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Campus Involvement: Redline A Cappella, Students for Life, Undergraduate Fellow

Fun Fact: I had a level 100 Pidgeot in Silver version. 

 Victoria McClellan


Major: Theology

Hometown: Hatfield, PA

Campus Involvment: Gratia Plena, Renew, Undergraduate Fellow, CUA Ballroom Dance

Fun Fact: I write alongside Archbishop Charles Chaput and Theology of the Body Speaker Bill Donaghy in "Phaith," the official magazine of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.


Courtney Burke


Major: Marketing, with a minor in Spanish

Hometown: Clifton, VA

Campus Involvement: CUA Varsity Softball, Catholic Athletes for Christ, Students for Life

Fun Fact: I hold a Second Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo.


Genna Henry


Major: Early Childhood Education

Hometown: Miami, FL

Campus Involvement: Redline, DC Reads, Lector, Eucharistic Minister

Fun Fact: Porcupines can float.


Louis Simpson



Major: Biomedical Engineering

Hometown: Boulder, CO

Campus Involvement: Sophomore Connections, Intramural Volleyball and Softball, Homeless Food Runs

Fun Fact: I won a state championship in baseball in 2010 and have pitched on a major league field.


Jonathan Kirby


Major: Music Composition

Hometown: Attleboro, MA

Campus Involvement: Redline A Cappella, Knights of Columbus, Music Ministry, DC Reads

Fun Fact: I am homeschooled!