Maria Finan

Maria Finan
Senior Assistant Director

  • Alaska, California (Bay Area/Northern California, Greater Los Angeles, Central Valley, Imperial Valley), Hawaii
  • Hong Kong, Macau, and Guangdong Province

Buffalo, NY

Alma mater and Major:
University of Notre Dame, BA and MA in English

Favorite place on campus:
Any west-facing window in the Library that faces the Dome and Basilica, because I love being able to see the beauty of campus from above.

South Bend recommendation:
Jesus Latin Grill—Their food is inspired by different parts of Latin America and they have an outdoor patio!

Advice to Applicants:
Your essays and short answer responses are your opportunity to share your story in your own words. Be your authentic self. Your application is not an essay for school; it's a chance to share who you are, what you value, and the experiences, people, and places that have shaped you.