Archdiocese of Indianapolis

2020indianapolisMayetta Martel, Hannah Rao, Meghan O’Brien, Margaret Gonzalez

Mayetta Martel

Echo Class:
Echo 17 Theology Teacher

Echo Placement:
Providence Cristo Rey High School

Hometown:
Joshua Tree, California

Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
University of Portland, 2019
Education, English, Communication

What are your favorite hobbies and activities outside of your ministry work?
Watching Dodger's baseball, going to the movies and exploring new places and activities! I am a regular at batting cages, minigolf, bowling alleys and pretty much anything that gets me out of the house and moving. I also love Broadway musicals!

Hannah Rao

Echo Class:
Echo 17 Theology Teacher

Echo Placement:
Scecina Memorial High School

Hometown:
Westville, New Jersey

Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
Villanova University, 2020
Humanities, Irish Studies (minor)

What is the most significant thing you’ve learned in Echo?
One of the most significant things I have learned in Echo so far is the power of analogy, primarily from Dr. Cavadini. Using analogies to illustrate and understand relationships between ideas has been incredibly helpful for my students as well as myself

Meghan O’Brien

Echo Class:
Echo 17 Theology Teacher

Echo Placement:
Cardinal Ritter High School

Hometown:
Cleveland, Ohio

Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
Saint Mary's College, December 2019
English Literature

What advice would you give to Echo applicants?
Don't freak yourself out over choosing the perfect next step. It doesn't exist and is essentially secondary. Wherever you are or will be, your job is to better hand yourself over to what's in front of you in love. Make that your prayer. The intentionality of a program like Echo will help form you to do that, will ask it of you, and will give you a community striving to do the same. 

Margaret Gonzalez

Echo Class:
Echo 17 Theology Teacher

Echo Placement:
Scecina Memorial High School

Hometown:
Fairfax, Virgina

Undergraduate Institution & Area(s) of Study:
Vanderbilt University, 2020
Engineering Science, Computer Science (minor), General Music (minor)

What kinds of things are you up to in your Echo parish or school?
I am teaching 10th and 11th grade theology classes. I have all the 10th graders at my school, and we will be learning about the Paschal Mystery and the Church this year. I have one class of 11th graders, who will be studying the Sacraments and Morality.