Friend of the Month: Jessica Duhamel
Name: Jessica Duhamel
Major: Psychology & Pre-Med
Who is Jessica?
Jessica is a transfer student originally from Maine. She has a two-year-old son and is interested in pursuing a career in animal science with the intention of going on to grad school after she finishes her studies at Loyola. Jessica made the Dean’s List in the fall semester and attributes this accomplishment to developing a daily routine, which includes studying at the Monroe Library.
How she uses the library:
Jessica is an early-riser and a regular user of the study rooms in the library. She describes the building as her “second home” and prefers the quieter locations. She is a fan of the printing availability in the library and uses the Learning Commons to work on group projects.
How can the library help to further student success?
Sometimes Jessica would like to be able to check out study rooms for longer periods of time, but is conflicted because she realizes that in the end it may make it more difficult for her and others to get a study room when they need it. She thinks that having more laptops would be an improvement. Since she spends a lot of time in the library, she prefers to have more comfortable chairs like the striped ones on the third floor. She also mentioned that having blinds on the exterior windows of the study rooms would help her see her computer screen on sunny mornings and afternoons.
Thanks for using the library, Jessica!