Tatiana Fotini Novak

Bachelor of Arts

Women's and Gender Studies & English: Creative Writing


Cum Laude


Chicago, Illinois

While earning my degree, my greatest supporters were

While earning my degree, my greatest supporters were my co-workers in the Intercultural Center, my friends, and my suitemates. Without them, I doubt I would have been able to keep any semblance of balance in my life. I am especially thankful for the friends I made my first year while living in Assumption Hall, they all have made my college career absolutely unforgettable.

My favorite SMC memory is

My favorite SMC memory has to be the entirety of my 2020 Jan Term with Professor Poundstone. I got to see beautiful pieces of art, eat delicious food, experience some of the most gorgeous sceneries in Europe all while spending a month with a group of wonderful people. My feet may have hurt during the trip, but I never regretted a single moment.

I'm looking forward to most

After graduation, I am looking forward to reading and writing without academic constraints, as well as studying to take the LSAT this fall. I am also looking forward to spending a lot of quality time with my dog and my cat, both of whom I have missed dearly throughout college.
"Greatness takes time. Often the mightiest things have the humblest beginnings."
— S.A. Chakraborty