Cassie Carroll is an English Education major and theater minor from Fairfield, Connecticut. An active member of the Marist College Club of Theatre Arts, Cassie will be student teaching at Haviland Middle School this spring.
What do you remember about your first trip to Marist?
Marist was the first college I visited. I wasn't entirely sure what I was looking for and, to be honest, I didn't realize how much I loved Marist until I visited other colleges and thought "wait, where's the river?" On my last visit, I auditioned for the theater scholarship and walked around with my mom. I remember turning to her and asking "Can I please go here?" It felt so great to finally make the decision and even better to have found Marist.
If you could start over as a freshman, what would you do differently?
I would involve myself in more community service. Marist has so many opportunities for service and I wish I had done more of that. This February I'm volunteering for the Special Olympics through Marist. I can't wait!
What is the most important lesson you have learned during your time at Marist?
The lesson I find most important is one I'm still learning. I learned how to be independent not just away from my family but also from the constant need to fit in. I've learned that friends will always be there but you have to rely on yourself first. I believe we're all here to learn something like that.
Written by Sarah Gabrielli '18
Profile Tags:Profile Type: Alumni
Academic School: Liberal Arts
Campus: New York