Kelly McDonough is a bubbly, happy person who I guarantee you’ve seen smiling or waving at you around campus. Kelly is a Psychology/Special Education major with a minor in Spanish from Port Washington, Long Island. She is also a first year RA in Gartland, a member of Residence Hall Council, National Residence Hall Honorary, Teachers of Tomorrow, Campus Ministry, and the Webmaster for Red Ink. Talk about a busy girl! When she’s home, Kelly volunteers for the Port Washington Fire Department and babysits her adorable nephew, Gavin.
HC: What’s your favorite Marist moment?
KM: There’s so many!
HC: Well think about it, I’ll come back to it. How do you like being an RA? Is it what you expected?
KM: No. It’s hard being an RA, but at the same time, it’s rewarding. It’s hard because of the deadlines and everything, but at the same time I love it. I know what my responsibilities are.
HC: Are you glad you became an RA? Would you recommend it?KM: Yeah, I love it. I would tell them if you’re in it for the money, don’t bother; you have to want the responsibility and want to do it.
HC: Any luck with that memory?
KM: Yeah, one of my favorite moments was last year when we had a potluck surprise party for one of our friends Taylor who was transferring schools.
HC: Are you currently in a relationship?
HC: How’d you meet him?
KM: I met him at a blood drive.
HC: A blood drive? Care to elaborate?
KM: I did not donate blood. He fainted so I started laughing and I felt bad so I invited him to sit with me and my mom for dinner. And then we went to get ice cream.
HC: What’s one thing you have to do before you graduate?KM: Well I already pet a groundhog, so the next thing to do is the slip ‘n slide in front of the library. Can I add one thing? I couldn’t do college without my friends.
HC: Aww that’s so sweet. Your friends must be pretty cool. One more question.
HC: What is your theme song this year?
KM: It’s gotta be a tie between “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift and “Gonna Know We Were Here” by Jason Aldean.