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Andrea Potylycki

Fellow of Math and Psychology

Major: Math 

Graduation Year: 2021

Hometown: Whitehall, PA

Personality Type: ISTJ-A Logistician

What is your favorite part about working with O’Pake?

I enjoy working with organizations and learning new things-both related and unrelated to my major. 

What are your goals in the future?

I hope to attend graduate school for math. 

How will O’Pake help you reach these goals?

O’Pake is helping me to form connections and learn about future career paths. The Mentor Program has paired me with an amazing mentor who is helping me make connections throughout the community. 

What is your favorite memory at Alvernia?

Going on the Rome-Assisi pilgrimage in Winter 2019.

What made you decide to study at Alvernia?

I wanted to go to a small, Catholic school that wasn’t too far from home. 

Who or what inspires you and why?

The other members of the O’Pake team inspire me. Everyone is so motivated and hardworking. I think Michelle is particularly inspiring, as she is always ready to learn something new. 

What is a quote that you abide by?

“It is not joy that makes us grateful, it is gratitude that makes us joyful.” 

What is something that someone would be surprised to learn about you?

I have 12 cousins within ten years of my age on my mom’s side.