USD Woman of Impact: Jessica McCarthy

INSIDE USD — Quite simply, there should be more people who share University of San Diego senior Jessica McCarthy’s philosophy on life.

“Wherever I go and whomever I’m with, I want to be positive about everything and have a joyful attitude. I look at the bright side of everything, so whomever I’m around, I want them to feel better or happier than before I approached them,” she said. “It’s who I am, a happy, joyful person and I want to spread that positivity around because it’s so easy to get wrapped up in everything and stress out.”

A double major in biology and theology and religious studies, McCarthy (pictured, with Erin Lovette-Colyer at left) is the real deal. A four-year competitor for the cross-country program and team captain, she’s fully committed to University Ministry programs ranging from Sunday Mass and Wednesday’s Mass for Peace, the Students for Life organization where she’s in her second year as co-president, Tijuana Spring Breakthrough, a participant in the Search Retreat and her leadership as a resident assistant (RA) in the Alcala Vista Apartments, where she oversees sophomores in the Living in Faith Together residential learning community and its Emmaus group. (full article).


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