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Live Chat with Mount Students

Learn more about life as a Mount student by chatting with one of our students! To get started, click on the Contact Us button on the right side of this page.

Chat available Monday through Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m.

You can also contact our students by text message at 301-447-5147 or by email at askastudent@msmary.edu. We look forward to connecting with you soon!

Meet our Students

Find out more about Mount students you can chat with!

Mike Burke

Mike Burke, C'21

Hometown: Eldersburg, MD | High School: Liberty High School | Major: Computer Science

What I love about the Mount – The professors are truly here for the success of every student! They will always take the time to help you out!

Advice for high school students – Push yourself to achieve excellence in the classroom immediately as it will set you up well for college!

Favorite Patriot Dining Hall Meal – Chicken wrap from the deli

Eden Arouna

Eden Arouna, C'21

Hometown: Silver Spring, MD | High School: Dakar Academy | Major: Psychology

What I love about the Mount – I love the faculty of the Mount because they truly care about their students and go out of their way to make sure you succeed.

Advice for high school students – Don’t worry about figuring out what you want to do in life now, try everything!

Favorite Patriot Dining Hall Meal – Crab mac and cheese at the food truck!

Rashaya Hall

Rashaya Hall, C'24

Hometown: Fort Meade, MD | High School: Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School | Major: Psychology

What I love about the Mount – The beautiful campus and welcoming community.

Advice for high school students – Be patient and confident throughout your college search process, enjoy your senior year!

Favorite Patriot Dining Hall Meal – Grilled chicken sandwich with fries and sugar cookies.

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Athena Sekera, C'24

Hometown: Brick, NJ | High School: Brick Township High School | Major: Health Science, Dual Degree Nursing Program

What I love about the Mount – I feel very welcomed. Like it’s okay to be an outcast and that there are many activities to do here.

Advice for high school students – Never give up and do not be scared because fear equals failure.

Favorite Patriot Dining Hall Meal – Get anything that sounds good to you! Everyway there is something new that sounds delicious. Patriot has new types of food everyday.

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Sewa Michael Gunn, C'21

Hometown: Germantown, MD | High School: Seneca Valley High School | Major: International Studies and Political Science

What I love about the Mount – My favorite thing about the Mount has much to do with the rather natural intersection between faith/worship and education.

Advice for high school students – College isn’t as bad as it’s often made to seem. Invest your time, passions and effort into the work that you do, keep faith, and reap the benefits.

Favorite Patriot Dining Hall Meal – Mac and cheese with BBQ Brisket.

Tyler Bussard

Tyler Bussard, C'22

Hometown: Clear Spring, MD | High School: Clear Spring High School | Major: Forensic Accounting, Accounting, and Spanish

What I love about the Mount – All the new friendships I’ve made.

Advice for high school students – Spend time learning to study in high school.

Favorite Patriot Dining Hall Meal – Miss Tina’s Omelets!

Sara Chepkoit

Sara Chepkoit, C'22

Hometown: Damascus, MD | High School: Damascus High School | Major: Political Science

What I love about the Mount – The people you meet grow to be some of the best people you know.

Favorite Patriot Dining Hall Meal – A classic veggie and hummus wrap.

Hamida Mansuray

Hamida Mansuray, C'21

Hometown: Laurel, MD | High School: Dakar Academy/Meade High School | Major: Political Science and International Studies

What I love about the Mount – The scenery in every season and the small class sizes.

Advice for high school students – Give your all into everything you do, whether that be in clubs or classes, so that you can live with no regrets!

Favorite Patriot Dining Hall Meal – Salmon salad!

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Henry Kaechlin, C'21

Hometown: Skippack, PA | High School: La Salle College High School | Major: Cybersecurity

What I love about the Mount – The friendships I’ve made here.

Advice for high school students – Don’t be afraid to take risks.

Favorite Patriot Dining Hall Meal – A wrap.

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Andrea Martinez, C'21

Hometown: Sayreville, NJ | High School: Sayreville War Memorial High School | Major: Human Services with a sociology minor

What I love about the Mount – I love how the university works really well and reaches out to help first generation students like myself.

Advice for high school students – Get involved! Sign up for clubs and sports. The Mount has room for everyone to get involved on campus.

Favorite Patriot Dining Hall Meal – Chicken quesadilla from the Cafe.

Amani Jones

Amani Jones, C'21

Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD | High School: Gaithersburg High School | Major: Communication

What I love about the Mount – I love that the Mount is a beautiful campus and filled with people from all over the country.

Advice for high school students – To try and step out of your comfort zone and learn who you are and who you want to be. AND BE KIND!

Favorite Patriot Dining Hall Meal – Philly cheesesteaks.