Gloria Ibanez is originally from Ossining, New York, about an hour from Marist. She is graduating this year with a major in Psychology/Special Education.
How did you decide on your major?
I’m a Psychology/Special Education major. I was originally art history, but I love working with kids and teaching, so during my sophomore year I switched my major to something that would accommodate those interests.
What has been your favorite part of the Marist experience?
I really loved sophomore year. I was living with a bunch of girls in Upper New housing, and it was really great. We all bonded very quickly and motivated each other to work very hard as well. I am still very close to some of my housemates from that year.
What are your plans for after graduation?
I plan on going to graduate school to pursue a Masters in teaching students first through second grade.
Do you have any advice for incoming students?
I would want them to know that they should take as many opportunities as they can, and to also get involved on campus. Marist is very proud of students who dedicate themselves to community service and being involved in campus clubs, so definitely take advantage of that.
Written by Shannon Donohue '17
Profile Tags:Profile Type: Class of 2017
Academic School: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Campus: New York