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Life in the City

We love living in New Orleans because the people here demonstrate a resilient spirit and rich faith in one another and the goodness and grace of God. With terrific cuisine from both land and sea, the culinary delights cannot be beat! After a long week of school, our community frequently visits a community favorite, Witt's End, for a much needed break from our hectic lifestyle.

ACE New Orleans

Eric Budd

Hometown

Canton, MI

Undergraduate Institution

Aquinas College

Undergraduate Studies

Major: Secondary Education - Social Studies

If you had to pick just one word to describe your ACE experience so far, what would it be (and why)?

Formation: ACE has begun to form me as an educator, leader, and servant of God.

Colin Donovan

Hometown

St. Charles, MO

Undergraduate Institution

Benedictine College

Undergraduate Studies

Majors: Chemistry and Physics

Minor: Mathematics

If you had to pick just one word to describe your ACE experience so far, what would it be (and why)?

I think right now it would be "full," in both a qualitative and a quantitative sense. We are practically busy, and beyond that many of the experiences I've had this far have been saturated with a sense of community and mission.

Kristen Haynes

Hometown

Little Silver, NJ

Undergraduate Institution

Wake Forest University

Undergraduate Studies

Major: Physics
Minors: Mathematics and Education

If you had to pick just one word to describe your ACE experience so far, what would it be (and why)?

I would describe my ACE experience so far as "unexpected". I have met so many amazing friends through this journey and learned so much about an entirely new city. Each day brings unexpected challenges but many more unexpected blessings.

Alex Lehan

Hometown

Chicago, IL

Undergraduate Institution

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Undergraduate Studies

Majors: Mathematics and Economics

Why did you say "yes" to serving children in Catholic schools through ACE?

I wanted to give back the skills and love that I have received through my own education. I also wanted to share my love and passion for mathematics with young women - to help them become passionate about STEM and confident in their mathematical abilities.

Nora Maus

Hometown

Fontana, WI

Undergraduate Institution

University of Notre Dame

Undergraduate Degree

Major: Neuroscience and Behavior

Why did you say "yes" to serving children in Catholic schools through ACE?

The top reason I said yes to ACE was the people. Every encounter I had with someone while considering ACE was extremely impactful and encouraging. The people who are a part of this program all share a distinct desire to make an impact on a daily basis through education. Being surrounded by such an inspiring group of people drives me to be better every day.

 Ella Wood

Hometown

Arlington, VA

Undergraduate Institution

University of Notre Dame

Undergraduate Studies

Majors: Program of Liberal Studies and Honors Music

Minor: Glynn Honors Program

If you had to pick just one word to describe your ACE experience so far, what would it be (and why)?

Vivacious - my time in ACE has been full of love and life, with all of its ups and downs. 

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