A Day in the Life of Freshman Year in College: Ashley Fonseca
February 27, 2023

Meet Ashley Fonseca, CRSM Class of ’22. At Augustana College in Rock Island, IL you will find her in the Hanson Building preparing for a career as a veterinarian, working out at the gym, or she could be found exploring new opportunities in the college’s crochet club and the LatinXUnidos club. She’s also an intern at a nearby animal clinic.

“I owe my confidence and quick adjustment to college to Cristo Rey, which really prepared me,” says Ashley. “I am surprised at my independence, but I was taught to pursue my own path and to overcome disappointments when they come my way. But I do talk to my mom every day.” Her dogs, Sparky and Snoopy are regulars on the FaceTime mom-daughter chats.”

Last year, Ashley was honored with the Spirit of St. Martin de Porres Award, given to the graduate who best exemplifies the CRSM mission academically and as a person for others. She is a College Bound Opportunities Scholar and was a regular volunteer at Feed My Starving Children, the Northern Illinois Food Bank pop-up distributions and Beacon Place and served as a senior class representative.

Recently, Ashley shared her “day in the life of a freshman” experience. Check out her

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