Loyola University Chicago

Catholic Studies


Major Minor of The Month

Major/Minor of the Month - Amanda Lahey
Amanda Lahey
Majors & Minors
Human Services, minors in Psychology, English and Catholic Studies
Sunnyvale, California

Why did you choose to become a CS Minor: I chose to become a Catholic Studies minor because I wanted the opportunity to grow holistically in my Catholic education - that's way too good to pass up!

What is a fond memory you’ve had as a CS minor: The class retreat for All Thing Ignatian at LUREC had good movies, good company and Fr. Murphy! Need I say any more?

Favorite Saint: St. Benedict. Somewhere in Lahey family history we began to associate him with parking spaces, and now he is my parking space intercessor.

Career Goals and Aspirations: Something in the helping profession. I want to work directly with clients. I just haven't figured out which clients I'd be best with yet. Right now, I love working with children.

Favorite Catholic Author: Evelyn Waugh

Best Catholic Studies class taken at Loyola: Theology Arts & Literature with Fr. Bosco

Favorite Service Experience: Working community meals every Monday night at Uptown Baptist Church my freshman year.

Most important idea of all time: Long road trips with your family where you can't start fighting with your brother about who gets to play their music until your mom is done praying the rosary for save travels.

Most important invention: Pain medication

Inspiration to do Good: My parents

Central idea of Catholic thought that intrigues you: That everyone has a direct line to God through prayer!

Favorite Movie: Matilda

Pet Peeve: When networks change the day of the week for your favorite TV shows. It just messes up the whole routine.

Favorite Food: Surf and Turf. And ice-cream!

Favorite type of Music/ Favorite Song: Any Broadway show tune. Waitress the Musical is my newest kick.

Any Body Piercings or Tattoos: To quote the wise Kim Kardashian, "Would you put a bumper sticker on a Bentley?"

Crazy fad went through in the past: Silly Bandz.

Qualities valued in a person: Kindess, authenticity, thoughtfulness.

If named the president of Loyola, what would you do as your first presidential act: GET RIDE OF SATURDAY FINALS.

Nicknames: My mom always said if I was meant to have a nickname that is what would have been on my birth certificate.

Most Delicious Item at Portillos: The hamburgers.

Pizza Topping: Mushrooms

Favorite Season: Fall

Dream Travel Destination: London!

Guilty Pleasure: Reality television. But I'm not guilty about it.

Favorite Green Vegetable: Cucumber

Meet anyone past or present, who would it be? Lucille Ball. Or Malala Yousafzai. Depends on the mood I'm in.

If you could be omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, or omnibenevolent, which would it be? Omnibenevolent.

Favorite Olympic Sport (Summer or Winter): In summer, beach volleyball, in winter, figure skating.

Favorite movie quote: "I am so over this damsel in distress nonsense". Daphne Blake, Scooby-Doo: The Movie