• Kathryn McCarrick

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Kathryn's Bio:
    Hello! My name is Kathryn McCarrick. I grew up in Saint Paul as an only child. I am an Elementary Education major hoping to specialize in 4th, 5th or 6th grade. I chose CSS because of the vibrant and wholesome community that inspires me to be a better person every day. In my free time I hang out with friends, study and watch various Netflix comedy specials (Bo Burnham is an all-time favorite). On campus I am involved in inkeeping, where students can choose to stay with me in my dorm overnight, and the choral program.

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    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

  • Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

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    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

  • Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

  • Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

  • Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

My ESA and My Roommates ESA

I have written a blog post before on emotional support animals and how to get them on campus here at CSS. A recap of the process is to contact the Center for Equal Access and have a bond with an animal already. I have a small, white dog named Javi. He helps me because he is calm which helps regulate my behavior. I also live with a husky puppy. Javi is not quite as energetic or playful as the husky so we as roommates have to figure out how to make it work best for everyone to live together in harmony. Whether it be making sure to pick up toys at the end of the night so no one steps on them and hurts themselves or stopping the husky from entering my room so Javi has a safe space to live and breathe without having to worry about the husky goading him into playing. One of our solutions was a doggie gate (pictured below). As you can see, there are two doors, one for me to get in and out of and one for Javi so the other dog cannot get in but he can. Originally, the husky Could get in that small hole but she grows quickly and it is much harder for her now.

At the end of the day, living with anyone is hard because you have to make sacrifices and compromises. I also had to buy a bark collar for Javi because he would whine and bark while I was away at class and disturb my roommates.

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