Bridget Barry

Bridget Barry

Bridget Barry

Ignatian Entrepreneur
JVC Scranton 15
Email: bbarry@jesuitvolunteers.org

Fun Fact: Favorite food is quesadillas.


What do you like to do in your free time and why do you enjoy doing it?

I enjoy running, doing yoga, and am an avid reader. These activities are restorative and stimulating for me.


Who is your role model and why?

My grandmothers. They both have exemplified selflessness in small, daily ways for my whole life. They also both have a great sense of humor, which concurrently brings a stability and lightness to our family.


What social justice issue are you most passionate about?

Women’s issues: I hope to be working to create a more just and equitable society for females throughout my life. I am equally passionate about mental health and access to mental health resources for underserved communities.


What do you wish other people knew about JVC?

It is an opportunity to learn about yourself and the complexities of the social issues we face. People considering JVC should think less about the change they want to instigate outside of themselves, and more about the change they hope to instigate within themselves.


What’s your favorite quote?

“Let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work, which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished.” Mary Oliver