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Campus Cutie: Kelly Burke

Meet our Campus Cutie, first-year belle, Kelly Burke! 


Hometown: Canton, MI

Major: Undecided, but hopefully English Literature  

Dream job: #1-Mother #2-Freelance author in Italy 

Role models: Mary the Mother of God and my best friend Ally 

Favorite spot on campus: either my dorm room or the second floor of Madeleva at the standing tables-it’s very motivating up there

Favorite Notre Dame activity: Carroll Hall Mass (Tuesday nights at 10)

Favorite girls’ night in activity: scrolling through the sale section of Anthropologie’s website, agreeing it’s overpriced, and admiring the style regardless

Best book you’ve ever read: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Favorite Quote: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” -DaVinci 

If you were to teach a class, it would be: “How to Cook in a Healthy Way Using What You Already Have in the House” 

Favorite Word: I made up a word, “furmuffled.” It means disturbingly disheveled.

Hot beverage of choice: Honey latte with cinnamon

Favorite movie: It's a tie between The Song of Bernadette and Under the Tuscan Song

Favorite flower: Lavender and peonies 

Why you love Saint Mary’s: It is shaping me into the woman I aspire to be. 

Advice to our readers: “Do not awaken or stir love until it is ready”-Song of Songs 8:4

Just an indecisive, first-year belle trying to discover the universe and her place in it.
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