Roberto Elosúa Gomez


Hey! My name is Roberto Elosúa and I’m a sophomore studying finance and statistics. I am originally from Monterrey, Mexico, but currently live in O’Neill Hall, which is really convenient since I love to head out to the golf course as much as I can! Aside from working in International Admissions, I love to participate in SIBC, play intramural sports, and do volunteer work. Another reason that I love Notre Dame is that I am a huge American football fan, and the game weekend festivities at Notre Dame are a lot of fun! All of this said, one of the things I love to do the most regarding Notre Dame is helping people out during the admissions process. Please, feel free to contact me regarding any questions you have; believe me, I would love to help!

Christian Brunner-Lopez 


Hello! My name is Christian Brunner-Lopez and I’m a sophomore studying finance and European studies. I was born in Toronto and am half Spanish/half Austrian by nationality. After growing up in various regions of the world, I graduated from school near Toronto whilst my family lived in South Africa. On campus, I stay in Dillon Hall which is also known as the greatest male dorm on campus. Outside of my role in International Admissions, you can find me on the ice at Compton playing with the Club Ice Hockey team, being involved with the SIBC and the Investment club, working out at the Rock, or taking pictures of Notre Dame's beautiful scenery. I spend a lot of time during the week in CoMo, both studying and socialising with friends from all over South and West Quad but on the weekends I enjoy watching sports with friends, whether it be football in the stadium, hockey at Compton, or European soccer on TV. The one thing that always moves me is that Notre Dame is a truly inspiring place with limitless opportunities. I hope you'll be able to experience the same and I’m here to help you out!

Cornelius McGrath


Hello. My name is Cornelius McGrath and I am a senior hailing from Muswell Hill, North London. I attended a secondary school in West London, at the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School for a wonderful seven years. At Notre Dame, I live in Duncan Hall and am double majoring in Economics and Psychology. When not in the classroom, I claim to be Manchester United’s biggest fan this side of the Atlantic and love everything football – I am currently on the club “soccer” team and hope to walk-on to the varsity team this coming year. On campus, nothing beats perching on a bench for a few minutes on Saint Joseph’s Lake and taking in the Dome with a friend. There is no doubt that going to college so far from home comes with many challenges, but be brave enough to follow your dreams, even if it means travelling thousands of miles from home. It was the best thing I ever did.

Maria Townsend


Hi! My name is Fefi Townsend and I am a senior from Puerto Rico double majoring in Political Science and French with a minor in Constitutional Studies. Apart from working as an International Admissions Assistant, I spend my time tutoring elementary and middle school students at the local community learning center and teaching Take Ten at different elementary schools in South Bend. While on campus, I can be found studying in Waddick's Cafe or talking with friends in the LaFortune Student Center. One of the things that I love the most about Notre Dame is that there is a sense of family and community that is difficult to find anywhere else. Being so far away from my home in Puerto Rico, I couldn't imagine another place to call my home than Notre Dame. I hope you will be able to do the same!

Rafael Lacayo


Hi, my name is Rafael Lacayo and I am a junior majoring in finance and economics. I am from Managua, Nicaragua, but throughout my life I have moved around a total of eight times, so by now I am quite the expert in giving advice in adapting to new places. I live in O’Neill Hall, which I claim is the best dorm on campus by far. On campus I am involved in SIBC, which is the Student International Business Council, and in all of the entrepreneurship type of events including the McClosky Business Competition and the Entrepreneurship Club. Aside from my campus life, I love playing and watching literally any type of sport. This summer I will be going to live in Buenos Aires for nine weeks working for a tech startup and may go abroad next semester. I can’t wait to finally meet you guys here!

Lucrecia Siman


Hello! My name is Lucre Siman and I am a senior studying Business and Political Science from San Salvador, El Salvador. Other than working as an International Admissions Assistant, I am also a Tour Guide and co-President of a Latino Business club called ALPFA. Taking advantage of all of the opportunities that Notre Dame has to offer, I spent the summer before my junior year taking classes in London and will spend my next summer in New York doing an internship. Nothing can be compared to walking around this beautiful campus, lighting up a candle at the Grotto, spending time with friends, grabbing coffee with professors or experiencing a football game at the stadium. I love this place and hope you get the opportunity to call it “home” as well. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Go Irish!