Maria Gaughan

Maria Gaughan
Phone: (619) 260-7407
Office: Maher Hall 252

Assistant Director

  • B.A., Theology and Religious Studies and Communication Studies, University of San Diego
  • M.A., Pastoral Care and Counseling, University of San Diego

Hometown: Poway, CA

What did you do after college that led you to ministry at USD: After graduation, I spent a year as a Jesuit Volunteer in Raleigh, NC.  My placement was at a homeless shelter for women and crisis intervention program for low-income families. Upon returning to San Diego, I worked at a transitional housing program for homeless women and their children focused on the issues of domestic violence, addiction, and mental illness.

When did you start working here?  2008

Primary Role/Programs that you assist with in UM:  I have the privilege of coordinating the Resident Ministry Program. I help lead the San Diego Immersion, Women's Spirituality Retreat and Tijuana Day Trips. I also love accompanying students through one-on-one pastoral counseling.

Hobbies: Hiking, camping, scrapbooking, eating good food, and watching t-ball games. Spending time with friends, my large Italian-American family, and most importantly my husband and our two adorable boys.