Featured student: Annika Zavalla

Annika Zavalla
Name: Annika Zavalla
School: Villanova University
Hometown: Edison, NJ
Major: Finance and Business Analytics
A 2023 graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Alyssa will attend Villanova University. Many factors played a part in her decision to enroll. She shared, "I fell in love with the opportunities that Villanova's Business program offers through the rigorous courses, supportive faculty, and study abroad opportunities along with the close knit community that is proud to be a Wildcat."

As a student at Villanova University, Annika will major in Finance and Business Analytics with plans to pursue a career at an investment bank.

We asked Annika:

Why did you choose to attend a Catholic college/university?
I grew up in a Catholic family and dived into my faith more recently during my senior year and realized that I like the ideals and values that Catholic universities offer. 

What aspect of your college/university are you most excited about?
I am most excited to be in a new environment and meet new people that will challenge and support my academic pursuits. 

What advice would you share with soon-to-be high school seniors as they begin their senior year?
Push yourself to not procrastinate and start as soon as possible, the first draft may not be perfect but you can't edit something that does not exist.

What is one fun fact about you?
My favorite sports team are the NY Yankees.