Mary Falcigno '15

Mary Falcigno '15

Mary Falcigno '15

Math major, Computer Science minor

What do you like about St. Mike's?

I like the location and the people. I'm a big people person and everyone here is very nice and approachable.

What's your favorite class?

My first-year seminar, American Environmental Imagination. It was about observing how settings and surroundings affect what people do in a story and how they move through it.

What's your favorite spot on campus?

In the field that looks out on a great mountain view, there's this one tree that's really good for climbing. I love that spot. Sometimes I climb the tree. In fact, I've even studied in the tree. I bring my books and I sit in the tree and read.

Off Campus?

I really like Church Street and the Burlington waterfront.

What's one thing you’ve learned at St. Mike's that's been surprising or inspiring?

Learning how to manage my time. It's a matter of figuring out how to organize myself so that I can do everything that I want to, plus get done what I need to get done.

How do you give back to the community?

I do a lot with the Liturgical Ensemble in the chapel, playing music at the Sunday Masses. I love tutoring, both one-on-one and larger math tutorials.

Summer Research:

We're using math and some computer science concepts to come up with ways that would efficiently build tiny nano-sized structures out of DNA. Right now I'm working on a computer program exploring different shapes. It's a paid summer job. I liked living on campus this summer and am getting a chance to do some exploring that I might not do during the regular school year.

What makes you happy?

Rubik's Cubes and word games and climbing trees. 

What are you grateful for at St. Mike's?

I'm grateful for the financial aid I've given, including the Book Award scholarship. But the main thing is the opportunity to be here getting a good education and life experience, and the chance to meet awesome people.