Crusader of the Week

Name: Yvona Safi ‘24

Hometown: Haverhill, MA

Major: Neuroscience 

Campus Activities: Member of SPUD, Volunteer at neuroscience lab with Professor Basu

Favorite Movie: Greece

Favorite Song: “Chasing You” by Morgan Wallen

Favorite Singer/Group: Ariana Grande or Harry Styles

Favorite Color: Pink

Favorite Sports Team: Bruins

Favorite Class taken at Holy Cross: Introduction to Neuroscience

Favorite Professor: Professor Mruczek 

Item on HC Bucket List: To make it in time for Kimball breakfast before class 

Biggest HC regret: Not having a fall semester

Embarrassing HC moment: Falling down the stairs in front of Wheeler Hall

Bragging Rights: Being a neuroscience major. It was a self-designed major up until this year, so I was a 

part of the first group to take classes for the major. I got to sit in on zoom meetings where they 

informed the students on the program which was very interesting. 

Words to live by: “Let all you do be done in love.” This saying has resonated with me because it 

encourages me to always be passionate about what I do and how I go about life

One thing you would change at HC: Having a starbucks on campus, and including more of a  variety of 

coffee in places on campus

Favorite TV Show: Friends

Favorite Book: Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

Favorite Kimball Meal: Spaghetti and Meatballs

Favorite Cool Beans Drink: Espresso 

Favorite spot on campus: Going to Cool Beans to study and have a snack

Favorite off-campus restaurant: Volturnos

Guilty Pleasure: Watching Bachelor in Paradise

Some small things that make your day better: Sitting outside when the weather is nice

First thing you do when you wake up: Snooze her alarm

Last thing to do before going to bed: Watch Gilmore Girls

Favorite place you have traveled to: Lebanon

Role-model: My dad

Something you look forward to when you go home: My mom’s cooking, Starbucks, seeing my best 


Post-Graduation Plans: Still exploring my options → Between grad school and med school 

Favorite memory at HC: Sitting outside during a nice, starry night with my friends

Photo Courtesy of Yvona Safi ‘24

(Interview conducted by Rea Nassif ’23, Features Editor)

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