Senior Profile: Aidan Finnerty

Photo courtesy of Aidan Finnerty.Photo courtesy of Aidan Finnerty.

What is your major and minor? What other academic programs were you a part of?

Political science major.

What are some of the jobs you held while at McDaniel?

Peer mentor, resident assistant.

What organizations were you a part of at McDaniel? What positions did you hold?

McDaniel tennis, Maryland Student Legislature, APO, Free Press.

Have you enjoyed your time at McDaniel? If so, what did you enjoy the most?

I most enjoyed meeting a wide variety of personalities and backgrounds. Westminster is a funny place, not the most likely place for growth, but a capable one nonetheless.

Who do you think was/is your best mentor?

Dr. Leahy and many others.

Describe your favorite memory at McDaniel.

Becoming a peer mentor for Professor Qin Fang.

What are some of the challenges you encountered and how did you overcome them?

Knowing if you’re in the right place is always hard. At the end of the day, the beginning, and the middle too, one has to just let go to do what they are capable of.

What are your plans for after graduation?

Political campaign work.

What would you tell yourself as a first-year student at McDaniel?

Take risks and be bold.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with the McDaniel community?

I hope we meet again, when things are better (written from my office space at home).