Crusader of the Week: Allison McGrath ’22

Name: Allison McGrath ‘22

Hometown: Mendham, NJ

Major: Biology Major, Russian Minor, Pre-Dental Track

Campus Activities: Delilahs Acapella, tour guide, Bio buddy, SHAPE, SHA, Marine Organismal Biology Research Assistant

Favorite Movie: “Fight Club”

Favorite Song: “Red Red Wine” by UB40

Favorite Singer/Group: Kanye West (if I had to choose) 

Favorite Color: Orange

Favorite Sports Team: No favorite sports team

Favorite Class taken at Holy Cross: the Marine Biology class I am taking right now

Favorite Professor: Professor McAlister (research advisor who also taught my favorite class) and Professor Isaacs (tik tok star and made organic chemistry fun!)

Item on HC Bucket List: To be featured in one of Professor Isaac’s Tik Toks

Biggest HC regret: Not buying dining dollars this semester, I need at least one sandwich from D’ags Cafe per day

Embarrassing HC moment: Sitting through the wrong class on the first day of school as a first year (very confused on why I was learning about 18th century Europe in my Ancient Greece class)

Bragging Rights: Officer Gracie loves me

Words to live by: YOLO

One thing you would change at HC: Escalators instead of stairs on campus

Favorite TV Show: “Family Guy”

Favorite Book: “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho

Favorite Kimball Meal: More of a snack, but drizzling balsamic dressing and olive oil onto my hummus, really adds some extra flavor!

Favorite Cool Beans Drink: Iced chai latte with a shot or two of espresso

Favorite spot on campus: Cafe Babel

Favorite off-campus restaurant: NU Kitchen

Guilty Pleasure: Playing Subway Surfers

Some small things that make your day better: Facetiming a friend from home or someone I haven’t chatted with in a while

First thing you do when you wake up: Go to Dunkin!

Last thing to do before going to bed: Watch funny Tik Toks

Favorite place you have traveled to: Murren, Switzerland

Role-model: My sister; she always inspires me to follow my dreams and work towards achieving a good 

work-life balance at the same time

Something you look forward to when you go home: Buying a taylor ham, egg, and cheese sandwich from 

my favorite bagel shop

Post-Graduation Plans: Gap year to work (research or dental office)/travel/study Russian, then Dental School!

Favorite memory at HC: Completing a summer research project in Maine with some of my best friends!

Photo Courtesy of Allison McGrath ‘22

Interview conducted by Rea Nassif ‘24, Features Editor

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