Meet a First-Year: MK Saladino

Name: Mary Catherine Saladino  

Nickname(s): MK       

Major(s): Accounting

Class Year: Freshman

Family members: James Saladino (dad), Mary Hartill (mom), Joseph Saladino (brother), Jessie Saladino(sister), Madelyn Saladino (sister)

Hobbies/Interests: Going to the beach, playing with my dogs

Why did you choose Geneseo? I chose Geneseo because I love the atmosphere and knew that I would fit in great here.


Color:  Purple

Movie: Grease

TV show: The Office

Food: Baked ziti

Musician/artist/band: J. Cole

Vacation spot: Montauk, Long Island

Volleyball drill: two touch

My idea of happiness is: Being surrounded by all the people I care about and knowing that they care about me too.

A quote that motivates/inspires you: The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.”

What was the greatest compliment you’ve ever received? Someone couldn’t believe how far I’ve come and how much I’ve grown in such a short amount of time and they were proud that I never gave up and told me I was a driven and determined person.

One thing I absolutely have to do before I turn 25: Go skydiving

Post-college/career plans:  My plan is to get a job in New York City at an accounting firm, live there for a few years and then eventually move back to Long Island.

Biggest pet peeve: My biggest pet peeve is when people only have negative things to say because I am a positive person it puts me in a bad mood when someone never has anything good to say.

If you were stuck on a deserted island, name 3 things/people you’d have to have with you to survive: My mom, my bed, my dog

Three things you think your closest friends would say when asked about you as a person: Loyal, outgoing, and energetic

What is your greatest achievement in your life thus far? Playing the sport I love on a collegiate level

If you could be ANYONE other than yourself for a day, who would it be and why? Michael Jordan because he was cut from the basketball team in jr high and ended up being one of the greatest basketball players in NBA history


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