Loyola University Chicago

Catholic Studies


Major Minor of The Month

Major/Minor of the Month - Shellie Osenga
Shellie Osenga
Major & Minors
Major: Psychology Minors: Catholic Studies, Theology
Spokane, Washington

Why did you choose to become a CS Minor:  I wanted to join a community full of great people and experience God with others.

What is a fond memory you’ve had as a CS minor: All Things Ignatian Class, Fall 2016… “Pencils” speech by  Mary Kate Clifton

Favorite Saint: Saint Therese of Lisieux

Career Goals and Aspirations: Occupational Therapy

Favorite Catholic Author:  Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Best Catholic Studies class taken at Loyola: ENGL 362; Poetry

Favorite Service Experience: Volunteering at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Most important idea of all time: Newton’s Physics

Most important invention: Electricity

Inspiration to do Good: Jesus

Central idea of Catholic thought that intrigues you: Catholic Social Teaching

Favorite Movie: Mad Max: Fury Road

Pet Peeve: When people say, “to be honest”

Favorite Food: Chicken Enchiladas

Favorite type of Music/ Favorite Song: Pop rock, Contemporary Christian, Indie folk

Any Body Piercings or Tattoos: Yes and No

Crazy fad went through in the past: Most, if not all of 2nd grade, I wore a uniform jumper with white knee high socks

Qualities valued in a person: Integrity, loyalty, respect, humility and compassion

If named the president of Loyola, what would you do as your first presidential act: When Loyola plays in the NCAA, classes would canceled  

Nicknames: Shell bell

Most Delicious Item at Portillos: French Fries

Pizza Topping: Peppers

Favorite Season: Spring

Dream Travel Destination: Skiing in the Swiss Alps 

Guilty Pleasure:  Taking a hot bath

Favorite Green Vegetable: Broccoli

Meet anyone past or present, who would it be? Jesus and Ellen DeGeneres

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

Favorite Olympic Sport (Summer or Winter): Ski jumping

Favorite movie quote: “I’ll have what she’s having” –When Harry Met Sally