My name is Aly and I am a 2015 graduate of the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio.

My favorite thing about Newman at UMD is the dynamic community centered around love of Christ!

What is my favorite saint? Do I have to pick just one? JP2, Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati, Bl. Miguel Pro, etc etc etc….

My favorite Bible verse is… So many….John 10:10 is probably my go-to:

“My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me.”

Of course, I love music too!


My Music

All We Ever Knew – The Head & The Heart is one of my favorite music groups, and I just love this song from their newest album! It is the perfect blend of melancholic nostalgia and carefree, adventurous joy! It always lifts my mood and makes me want to dance.



The Arrow by Josh Garrels – One of my favorite musical artists, Josh never fails to impress me with his incredible falsetto…it brings me to a place, you know? And the lyrics of all his songs are so deep, true to our Catholic identity. This song is about seeking reconciliation with God and one another! What a man, what a song.