Sophia Lauber | October 14, 2020
Senior Sam Cannova’s affinity for problem solving has driven him to pursue a diverse range of experiences at Notre Dame.
It has inspired him to dive deep into classic texts, volunteer for a nonprofit in the South Bend community, and travel to South Africa to conduct research on hip-hop culture.
“There aren’t really direct lines between all of my experiences — except finding really fascinating problems and investigating how we can unravel them,” Cannova said.
Cannova entered Notre Dame intending to major in business but was inspired to try out some Program of Liberal Studies (PLS) classes after hearing about the experiences of other students in the program.
“I found that I was adding value and training myself to think critically in my PLS classes in a way that I hadn’t experienced in any of my other classes,” Cannova said.
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