#7: Chris Dugan
Chris Dugan throws his heart into everything he does. This senior history education mayor is passionate about much more than simply his field of study. Whether it’s at NU as a CA in Lynch Hall, at local schools, in Philadelphia or Panama, Dugan likes to serve. He’s been very involved with BASIC, Vincentian Scholars Program and Learn and Serve.
Dugan also enjoys cycling, participating in triathlons and working to help the environment. However, his truest passion is something we all need and may take for granted - food. Not only does he like to eat food, but he enjoys growing it and preparing it, as well. In the summer, Dugan maintains his own personal organic vegetable garden and always enjoys cooking, especially for his close friends.
“I try to make everything home made and local. I really like eating. When the food comes locally and it’s organic and it’s sustainable, then it’s just
always better, ” he says.
When studying abroad in Rome and couch-surfing around France, Dugan definitely had the chance to explore new cuisine.
On a trip to Germany, Dugan and two friends even went Dumpster diving in the back of an organic store.
“I like food; I like it when it’s free, and (when it’s organic) it’s even better. When I can have all those things I’m very happy. Whether I’m in a Dumpster or whether I’m in a restaurant, it doesn’t matter,” he says.
After graduation, Dugan is unsure of where his life will take him, but he knows education is something he must focus on.
“I want to do something with education, whether it’s teaching, whether it’s special education, whether it’s being an education professor, whether it’s research, whether it’s incorporating technology with schools – just something to do with education,” he says.