Jennifer Moran is a junior at Pace University, and a business major. She looks forward to completing her bachelor’s degree within the next year. Moran is a commuter, residing in Westchester County. She drives her Toyota Rav4, to and from the Pleasantville campus.
Moran knows the possible daily hurdles a commuter may face; she says she has seen it all. However, she continues to thrive in her education, as it is her main focus. Moran says she has been stuck in traffic way beyond her control many times, as well as exceeded her tardiness allowances for a few classes. She doesn’t let this stop her. This Second Honors Dean’s List student continues to prove herself academically.
She takes I-827 to campus. This highway is known for its heavy traffic flow in the morning and random delays. “There’s even been hold ups for geese crossing the street,” she said.
Besides the traffic portion of her commute, Moran says she does not spend much time on campus unless she is working on a project at the library. She explained her Intro to Computing course took a toll on her for the Spring 2016 semester. “It’s much easier to do my Microsoft Excel homework on a desktop, so I come here once a week for that,” she said.
On her free time, Moran enjoys reading, drawing, playing soccer and going to the mall. She has a part-time job, so when she is not at school she enjoys treating herself.
The junior says her parents are proud of her and hopes her older sister takes the advantage of a Pace University education sometime soon. “It’s great to have the opportunity for a great education right outside your door, Moran said.
After she graduates she plans to continue working, hopefully in an entry-level position for a sports management position.