Although Mary Babcock’s studies focus on the numbers-heavy arena of accounting, the second-year business student will use that knowledge to pursue her passion: serving others. Babcock, whose ultimate goal is to start a nonprofit in South America to promote business development and education, has pursued international opportunities during her time at USF. She studied abroad in Slovakia during the summer of 2012, learning how international businesses operate, and traveled to Guatemala over spring break to work with a non-profit educating impoverished children. She plans to join the Peace Corps after graduation in the organization’s business division.
In addition to maintaining a 3.94 GPA, Babcock recently competed on the USF team in the Deloitte FanTAXtic competition, where the team won first place regionally and advanced to the national competition.
Babcock holds several leadership positions on campus. She is president of ALPFA, an association for business professionals and students, working with Tampa Bay professionals to plan meetings and events. She serves as the events coordinator for the Business Honors Program and is a lead mentor in the Bulls Business Community, ensuring freshmen are adjusting to college and developing the skills to be successful.
She also recently raced in the Gasparilla Ultra Challenge, completing 30 miles of running in two days.