Lauren Mackenzie Scott

Bachelor of Arts: Global Studies

Hometown

San Francisco, California

My Greatest Supporters

My parents, who have been with me through everything and have helped me through college
My grandparents who light up my world
My crew, Maddy, Miles, Sarahi, Lydia, Drew, and John who are the greatest friends I could have ever been blessed with
My puppy, Louka, who gives the world's best cuddles

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

My favorite Saint Mary's memories have been traveling over Jan terms to the Sundance film festival in Utah, learning about Buddhism in Nepal, Bhutan, and Hong Kong, as well as studying abroad in Florence, Italy! I am also grateful for smaller moments like studying in the library with a group of friends, trying to sneak into Oliver hall for late night, and the many hikes I took around campus.

My Next Chapter

When I finish my degree in July I will be taking a long nap, enjoying some time off, and hopefully traveling! Then onwards to grad school or to other exciting work!

Clubs and Activities

Radio show host at KSMC Moraga 89.5 fm
Study abroad student at Florence University of the Arts
Contributing writer for the Collegian student newspaper
Member of Surfrider's Foundation club
Representative for Saint Mary's at the Politics Dept. 3- day Sacramento Legislative Seminar 2019

Favorite Quote

"You gotta risk it to get the biscuit"
— popularized by Steve-O

Olivia Griffin

Bachelor of Arts: Global Studies

Minor

Theology and Religious Studies & History of Art

Hometown

Fairfield, California

My Greatest Supporters

My greatest supporters are my mom and sisters who continuously provide me with the best example to follow

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

My favorite SMC memory is pretending to do homework in the cafe Louis (then actually completing it in the library late at night) and having picnics on Chapel Lawn with the people I love most

My Next Chapter

After graduation, I will be interning at a nonprofit!

Clubs and Activities

member of the Campus Activities Board

Favorite Quote

"Remember you are absolutely unrepeatable miracles, never ever ever has there been a miracle like you in the universe, and the universe deserves to get to know you better"
- Professor Palmer spoken at the end of every class
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Katherine Funkhouser

Bachelor of Arts: Global Studies

Hometown

Walnut Creek, California
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Genesis Contreras

Bachelor of Arts: Global Studies

Hometown

Whittier, California

Alyssa Becerra

Bachelor of Arts: Global Studies

Hometown

Yuba City, California

Abigayle Mitchell

Bachelor of Arts: Global Studies

Minor

Communication

Honors

Summa Cum Laude
Dag Hammarskjold
George R. McKeon

Hometown

Hughson, California

Award Bio

Abigayle Mitchell is a Global and Regional Studies major and a Communications minor. She will attend the University of Oregon School of Law after graduation to pursue a degree in International Law, with a focus on human rights and nonprofit work. She served for two years as the captain of the women's cross country and track team.

My Greatest Supporters

My greatest support comes from my family. My mom has always inspired me to believe in myself, knowing that she is in my corner has helped me take risks and achieve things that I never thought were possible. Because of my family, my grandparents, parents, and siblings, I always have a home to come back to and people who will support my dreams. My SMC family has also made a tremendous difference.

Favorite Saint Mary's Memory

I will always cherish the moments that I spent this year with my teammates on the Cross Country and Track team. I was lucky enough to run with an amazing group of women who were resilient, stubborn, and gracious in the face of adversity. As an outgoing senior, I am so proud to have been a part of what we created out of all the challenges we faced this year.

My Next Chapter

This fall semester, I will begin my studies at the University of Oregon School of Law. I will be pursuing a concurrent degree in International Law and Nonprofit Management. I will be living in Eugene, Oregon, so I am moving away from the California sun for the first time! My work will be focused on human rights, and I hope to foster a career in making the world a more equitable place for us all.

Clubs and Activities

Women's Cross Country and Track
Fresh Lifelines for Youth (volunteer)

Favorite Quote

"The hope of the world lies in what one demands, not of others, but of oneself."
— James Baldwin