Student: Jakub Krasewicz
Name: Jakub Krasewicz
Year in School: Sophomore
Major: Neuroscience – Cognitive and Behavioral
Where are you from?
I’m from Hoffman Estates, IL, a suburb 50ish minutes from Loyola.
What do you like to do?
I enjoy spending time in the outdoors, whether it be biking, hiking, or walking, and going to places I haven’t been before. I also enjoy music, art, and photography.
My Community Service & Action Experience:
How are you involved in Community Service & Action?
I am a leader in the Soup Kitchen program and also a student leader in LUCserve.
What is one of your favorite stories from your community engagement experiences?
One of the most important things you can get through the Soup Kitchen is developing relationships with the guests, sitting down with them, and listening to their stories. One of my favorite memories from the Soup Kitchen was speaking Polish with one of the guests and learning where he was from in Poland and his stories of immigration and getting to the United States. It’s something that will stick with me forever.
How do you envision living out the call to “Build the Greater Good” after you graduate?
I want to continue doing direct service, and once I (hopefully) get through medical school, I want to draw more attention to the crippling healthcare disparities and food insecurity present in many communities in Chicago.
Being a Rambler:
How are you involved at Loyola outside of CSA?
I’m a member of Loyola Polish Student Alliance and looking to join the Neuroscience Society this fall.
What tips do you have for building and maintaining community in college? (Is there anything unique you are doing during remote learning this fall?)
Especially during online classes, it is pretty important to put yourself out there and try to get to know other people. That one random interaction with another person can lead to an amazing friendship. Try to form study groups for your classes! It’s a lot easier to get through any class if you have others to work with!
What advice would you give to an incoming Loyola student?
Focus on your classes, but make sure to do fun stuff too. Many clubs and activities have moved virtually and there’s so many to choose from, so definitely try to explore those.