Sep 21

Student Spotlight – Jocelyn Swan ’19

Loves About Brebeuf

I love how many opportunities Brebeuf has to offer to students. Whether it is the exchange programs, retreats, sports, or service trips, there’s always some way to get involved beyond the classroom at Brebeuf.

Future Plans

I’m not 100% sure what I want to do, but I think I’m going to pursue a degree in zoology. Right now my top choices for schools are The Ohio State University, Miami of Ohio, and Loyola Marymount. After college, I’m not sure what I’ll end up doing, but I know I want to travel and spend time with wildlife.

Teams & Co-Curriculars

Varsity Softball
Tutor for a student at Zionsville
Oxford Spring Seminar
Hawaii Summer Marine Biology Trip
Exchange student host
Circle City Relief volunteer
Joy’s House volunteer
K104

Random Facts

My eyes can change color.
The creator of YouTube lives in my dad’s childhood home.
I am named after a road in California.
I don’t like French fries or bacon.

Where would you travel if time and money weren’t an issue?

Anywhere in Australia. I love how diverse the wildlife is in Australia, and I’m a big fan of Steve Irwin, so I would make sure to go to Australia Zoo. In college I want to study abroad there and then hopefully end up living there. I’m not sure what I want to do but I want to do something with animals and I think Australia has a lot to offer when it comes to wildlife.

So far, the best part of being a senior is…

I think the best part of being a senior is all of the different options you have in terms of classes. Freshman year is very structured, but once you become an upperclassman you get to have a lot more freedom with what classes you want to take. Also being able to leave campus is a fun time.

What is your current favorite show or series on tv, Netflix, etc?

I watch more movies than I do TV, but three of my favorite shows are Atypical, Shameless, and The Office.

What are some small things that make your day better?

There is honestly so many it is hard to choose. I love seeing teachers in the hallway, and they will always say hi and ask how your day is, and I think that those relationships with teachers are unique to Brebeuf. I also love coming home and seeing my dog, because there’s nothing better than coming home after a long day and seeing her. The last thing would be talking to my brother. He graduated last year and goes to school in D.C., so it’s nice to hear about how his day is going and catch up because I won’t get to see him much during the school year.