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Life in the City

Minneapolis and St. Paul not only have big-city amenities like museums and sports stadiums, but also have an approachable Midwestern feel. Separated by the Mississippi River, the Twin Cities are considered one metropolitan area but actually include two unique cities, featuring downtown cosmopolitan cores surrounded by distinctive neighborhoods and suburban communities.

ACE Twin Cities

HometownKha Dinh - ATF

South Windsor, CT

Undergraduate Institution

Boston College

Undergraduate Studies

Majors: English and Psychology

What are you looking forward to the most in ACE this year? 

I am most looking forward to exploring the Twin Cities with my community members. This will be the farthest I will have been from home and though I'm nervous, I'm excited to experience this next chapter with the incredible people who I'll be living with.

HometownSofia Donado - ATF

Fishers, IN

Undergraduate Institution

Indiana University

Undergraduate Studies

Major: Chemistry

Minors: Spanish and Biology

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

I had a wonderful experience in Catholic school and I wanted to pay it forward by having a positive impact on my students that will get them Heaven and college!

HometownAlyssa Doyle - ATF

Tampa, FL

Undergraduate Institution

Florida State University

Undergraduate Studies

Majors: Mathematics and Secondary STEM Education

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

I said yes to ACE because I wanted to give back to the education I received and to grow in my faith with my students.

HometownKevin Marr - ATF

Brunswick, GA

Undergraduate Institution

Franciscan University of Steubenville

Undergraduate Studies

Major: Philosophy

Minor: Theology

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

I want to serve Jesus as He calls me to. I believe the education and catechesis of young people in Catholic Schools is the most important evangelical initiative in the United States and this is where I’m called to serve.


HometownClara Tschoepe

Plano, TX

Undergraduate Institution

New York University

Undergraduate Studies

Major: Computer Science

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

I would describe my ACE experience as “wonderful!” I’ve been full of wonder at everything I’ve learned, watching my peers become passionate teachers, and being filled with God’s love.

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