1600 Grand Ave
St. Paul MN 55105
|Robin Hart Ruthenbeck (left), associate director of campus programs, with Christina Fitzsimmons '11.|
For her dedication to welcoming first-year students, we would like to recognize Christina Fitzsimmons '11 as our Macbassador of the Month for September.
Fitzsimmons, a biology and chemistry double-major with a biochemistry emphasis, is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in chemistry and chemical biology at the University of California, San Francisco. While planning a trip to the Midwest for a wedding, Fitzsimmons (a three-time Orientation Leader) realized she would be in the Twin Cities for Move-In Day. Knowing that the college can always use an extra pair of hands, she volunteered for the alumni Movers & Shakers program and spent four hours in 96 degree weather helping direct traffic and welcoming the Class of 2017 to campus.
"I remember how stressful orientation was for me," she said. "But at the same time I also remember how helpful everyone on campus was during the whole process. If I can pay it forward and ease someone's transition to college, I'm happy to give my time."