Meet Rose Laconto

Mar 7, 2022

by FSC Staff

Rose is a junior studying Marine Biology with minors in Environmental Studies and Psychology. She was born in raised in Oxford, Massachusetts, and is the first in her family to leave New England for college. When Rose is not in class, she often grabs coffee with friends or works at the Hollis Wellness Center. She's involved in Greek life on campus and serves as VP Membership Programming in her sorority. She is also involved in the Tri-Rho Marine Biology Honors Society. She likes to go to the gym, ride horses with the Equestrian club, hang with friends, and go to the beach in her spare time! 

Why FSC: "In my college search, I was looking for a school with a tight-knit community where I could form strong connections with my peers and professors. FSC had an engaging and hands-on Marine Biology program, which fit what I wanted in a degree. I have the opportunity to work closely with professors on research projects and do research of my own my senior year. FSC offered the extracurricular opportunities I was looking for, too, namely being able to compete with the school's equestrian team. My scholar's weekend experience sealed the deal with my choice to attend FSC, where I had an incredible weekend filled with fun memories, and I met my future roommates!"

A day in Rose's life
7:30 AM: "My alarm goes off at this time almost every weekday. I make a cup of coffee in my Keurig to kick-start my morning since my days typically keep me busy."
8:00 AM: "I begin to get ready for my 9:25 AM class, Marine Ecosystems Ecology. I also check my emails for any notifications or updates that may be important. You never know when a professor might cancel class last minute! I also take a look at my to-do list in my planner for the day and grab a protein bar or banana on my way out the door."
10:35 AM: "By this time, I am out of my first class and off to Tutu's Cyber Café for another coffee (iced this time) and my favorite pre-workout snack, a rice-krispy treat. After that, I head back to my room to change up for the gym."
11:00 AM-12:00 PM: "Gym time! Most days, I spend about an hour at the Wellness Center getting my workout in!"
12:30 PM: "Post-workout shower and catch up on homework back in my room until my next class at 1:40 PM. Typically I use this time to work on long-term assignments or things coming up at the end of the week."
1:35 PM: "Walk to Genetics class! Sometimes I'll grab a quick snack from the Moc Mart or a smoothie from Freshens café and enjoy the peak Florida sun as I walk past the rose garden and greenhouse on my way to Polk Science."
3:30 PM: "After Genetics, I'm off to work at the wellness center. I typically work this 2-3 hour afternoon shift at the Moc Dock, our own waterfront on Lake Hollingsworth, where students can rent out kayaks and stand-up paddleboards. I would call it the best job on campus! I get to go out on the lake, help patrons, and catch some rays!"
6:30 PM: "Dinner with my sorority sisters! Sushi is our go-to in Wynee's Bistro, so we all go pick out our favorite rolls and pick a booth by the windows that outlook the pool to eat." 
7:30 PM: "This is my chill time of the day, where I take a mental break before studying. It's my downtime where I hang out with my roommates in my suite and unwind."
8:30 PM: "Off to the library to study! Usually, I meet a friend or classmate there, because it's more fun to study with a friend. The Tutu's barista knows my evening order by now, a hot green tea with honey. I'm convinced I can't study without it! I typically review or create study guides for upcoming exams or go over practice problems for my genetics class."
11:30 PM: "Back to my suite to get ready for bed. Lights out!"