Shannon Donohue

Shannon Donohue is a senior at Marist originally from Rockland, New York. She is a Communication major with a concentration in Journalism and the President of the Marist chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. She also works closely with The Circle, the student newspaper, and is a proofreader at Marist’s Academic Learning Center.

What made you choose Marist?
I liked the idea of a small school with a beautiful campus, but I’ve also wanted to live in New York City for as long as I can remember. The Marist in Manhattan program gave me the best of both worlds and let me know that Marist was the school for me.

What are your plans for after graduation?
I’m really interested in editing and writing, but I also love nonprofit work, so hopefully I can find a position that combines those two interests. The internships and jobs that I’ve attained with help from Marist over the last few years have really prepared me for anything.

What do you do for fun?
Aside from spending time with friends and watching endless re-runs of “Friends,” yoga is my favorite pastime. I’ve been doing it since I was 5 years old. Marist has a really great weekly yoga program that’s free for students, so I try to take advantage of that. 

What is your best advice for incoming students?
Don’t let anyone or anything discourage you. You’ll know when you’ve found the right path, and although that path might not be easy, it’ll be the most rewarding in the end.

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Profile Type: Alumni
Major: Communication
Academic School: Communication and the Arts
Campus: New York