Bernadette Hogan is a double major in Philosophy and English with a concentration in writing and a double minor in Spanish and Theater. She is from Rumson, New Jersey, and spent a semester studying abroad in Madrid, Spain. She is the Editor-in-Chief for The Circle, a member of the Marist Equestrian Team, English Honors Society, and more.
Why did you decide to attend Marist?
What sold me was pulling up to Crosswinds Equestrian Center in LaGrange, N.Y. (home of the Marist Equestrian Team) and I saw the beautiful bay mare Belle standing in the paddock. As a horse freak/aficionado, naturally a horse provided the initial bait. I first heard about Marist because my best friend's uncle, Michael Cornette, played football at Marist in the 1990's and his red Marist football gear hanging on the wall in their basement always caught my eye. My initial tour took place on a sunny spring day, and anyone who has had a taste of Marist beach in mid-April knows there's no way to stop the infatuation.
What made you decide to study abroad?
I wanted to study abroad because I’ve taken Spanish my whole life and I didn’t want the language to go to waste. My mother always spoke about the first time she knew she was truly fluent: the moment when she began dreaming in Spanish. I chose to study abroad in Madrid, Spain, with the same desire in mind.
Where do you see yourself upon graduating?
That’s the worst question! But to be honest, I see myself doing something I love. I’ve participated in enough internships and work experiences to judge what I like and what I don’t like. I want to be a journalist and write plays on the side, and I need to be moving at 95 mph at all times. I want to be engaged in projects and with people of integrity, and in the constant state of satiating my burning curiosity. Oh, and horses MUST be involved!
Written by Adriana Belmonte '17
Profile Tags:Profile Type: Alumni
Academic School: Liberal Arts
Campus: New York