Marisa Perino

Marisa Perino Lores

Class of 2020

Residence: Pasquerilla West Hall

College/School and Major: Program of Liberal Studies

Hometown: Lake Forest, IL

Why did you want to be part of Notre Dame's Orientation Steering Committee?

I recognize there are people who are different who may feel they don't fit in, especially during the hectic Welcome Weekend. I was very passionate this year about increasing awareness of diversity for incoming students and making Welcome Weekend as inclusive to every type of student, regardless of race, religion, socio-economic background, orientation, or personality type.

What is one of your favorite guilty pleasure songs or artists?

One Direction. *cringes* I am a strict alternative and emo punk girl (side note: if you love Fall Out Boy, Panic! At the Disco, AWOLNATION, or All Time Low, let's chat!). However, I have such a weakness for the catchy tunes and bouncy rhythms of One Direction. I can't help but dance and sing along (awfully).

What is the one item that you brought with you to college that you were really grateful you decided to pack?

Objects that reminded me of home. I brought pictures of me and my family, and I also brought a jar of inspirational Disney quotes that my friend made me as a graduation gift. Whenever I was feeling down, I would pick one out! Don't be so ready to leave your home behind; bring things that remind you how loved you are by your friends and family.