Elsa-Marie Medeiros

  Elsa-Marie Medeiros


Expected Graduation: May 2014 Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Major: Politics Minor: Public Service and Community Engagement

Three Words: Passionate, Supportive, Adventurous

Why USF?

I chose USF because I could not see myself studying anywhere else other than right in the heart of San Francisco. Besides the location, what really made me fall in love with USF was its focus on service and social justice, as well as its campus diversity. USF's curriculum provides countless opportunities to engage in service and advocate for social justice, and there are so many interesting people from all over the world with different cultures and stories to share. I knew right from the start that USF was the perfect place for me.

USF Involvement:

  • Kappa Alpha Theta- Service and Philanthropy Director

  • Phi Alpha Delta- Fundraising Chair and Vice President

  • Saint Ignatius Institute

  • Brazil Club

Benefits of Involvement:

So many wonderful benefits have come to me from my involvement! I have gained so many skills that will tremendously help me after college, and made everlasting friendships. Most importantly, I have learned so much about myself, and even uncovered certain qualities I never thought I had!


A leader is someone who has the ability to foster an environment wherein people can personally grow and achieve goals. A leader can face challenges with relative ease, is respected, and unafraid of whether their decisions will always be approved.

Advice to First Year Students:

If you are unsure about something of interest, just go for it and explore! You will not regret it, and it will make your college experience so much more rewarding. There are hundreds of ways to get involved that can fit to everyone's niche.

Favorite Place in City: Baker Beach

Random Fact: I can read people's palms and auras.