This fun-loving Campus Cutie loves Ernest Hemingway and just wants to make people laugh. He’s a soccer fan, down to earth, and the perfect combination of funny and smart. Although he’s taken (lucky girl!) Pat Burke is a guy you definitely want to get to know.
Name: Pat Burke
Hometown: Dedham, MA
School/Year: A&S 2016
Activities/clubs: A member of the comedy group Hello…Shovelhead! and an On-Field Liaison for the New England Revolution Soccer Team
Best class: Asia in Modern World with Father Clarke
Worst class: Calculus, Freshman Fall
Bapst/O'Neill: 1st floor O'Neill
Favorite BC sport: Basketball
TV show: Arrested Development
Book: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
Song: "Pyramids" by Frank Ocean
Ice cream flavor: Cookie Monster from White Mountain
Place in Boston: Bodega. I used to work there and I love it. (p.s. it is one of the coolest places and if you haven’t gone yet you definitely need to)
More About Pat!
Dream job: Comedian, I would love to be able to make people laugh for a living.
Personal motto: “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” -Winston Churchill. This quote just really resonates with me; it is my motto when I’m going through tough times.
Advice to freshman: Do what you want to do and not what you think you have to do. College is the best time to do whatever you want and to try something new instead of doing something for resume building.
Pet peeve: Condescending people
One thing you want to do before you die: Climb Mount Kilimanjaro. I love The Snows of Mount Kilimanjaro by Ernest Hemingway, and a few years ago I had a diving accident and was seriously injured for a while and almost paralyzed, and in the hospital there was a plaque with a guy in a wheelchair who was on the highest point in Australia, and I wanted to go higher than him.
Celeb crush: Victoria Justice (writer’s note: his girlfriend looks just like her!)
Favorite thing about your girlfriend: Definitely her confidence. She knows what she wants and she’s really independent, but still knows when to make me feel needed.
How did you meet? She’s in the comedy group My Mother’s Fleabag, and so we met at a mixer and I immediately thought she was pretty and awesome.
Ideal date: Eating in Boston somewhere on Charles Street and just walking around the common until gets so late that you realize you have to run to get to the T
Deal breaker: extreme sarcasm