Mia joined the Division of Student Affairs in the summer of 2015. She began her time at Notre Dame in the Student Activities Office, working with clubs and student leadership programs. Mia then joined the Gender Relations Center in the summer of 2017 as the Assistant Director for Education Initiatives. In the GRC, Mia oversees the GRC's Student Leadership programs: FIRE Starters, GREFs and Dorm Commissioners, supervises student workers, and is responsible for social media, communications and marketing, and Relationships & Authenticity programming.
Mia’s interest in the coupling of Catholic Social Teaching and human interactions began in college, where she majored in Sociology and studied under the University’s Catholic social thought scholars program. Her senior thesis focused on the significance of human connection and social bonds in relation to acts of violence in communities, stemming from questions that arose during her time on mission trips in El Salvador and Guatemala.
While completing her graduate work in Higher Education and Student Affairs at New York University, Mia interned in the Student Resource Center and Veteran Resource Center, at Fordham University in the Office of Student Leadership and Development, and at Loyola Marymount University in the Student Housing Office. Her research and learning centered on college student development within a mission-driven approach.
Mia is originally from New York, and is one of four sisters.
“We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that. This enables us to do something, and to do it very well. It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an opportunity for the Lord's grace to enter and do the rest.”- Oscar Romero
“Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring.” – St. Catherine of Siena