‌Bading House

The Bading House is a community of Stritch School of Medicine students who desire to be part of the living fabric of the Maywood community. Rather than remaining visitors or passers-by, we are committed to making our home in Maywood, serving the community, and getting to know its members as our neighbors. We are united in our passion for service and social justice, both in Maywood and beyond, and find that living out this passion in the context of community living provides us with support, inspiration, and encouragement in our work. We are inspired by the Jesuit value of living as men and women for others and feel that Maywood is a fertile environment for learning to serve our future patients well.

Past events include:

  • Service Day
  • Murder Mystery Dinner
  • Friendsgiving
  • Monthly Christian Fellowship Meal
  • Lenten Reflection & Dinner

Community Members

Katie Hesselton

Katie Hesselton

Born in Baltimore, I attended college at University of Maryland, College Park. I majored in medieval and early modern history and literature. I spent several years after undergrad working in a community hospital while I decided what I wanted to do with my life. While there, I began to notice disparities between patients with differing access to financial and social resources. Once I decided to attend medical school, it was important to me to attend a school that taught students to appreciate the obstacles that many patients face to living a healthy life so that we can provide good care even in bad circumstances. Living in Bading House was a logical choice for me given my interests. I wanted the opportunity to live with other students who shared a desire to serve, and the idea of living in solidarity with the Maywood community appealed to me a great deal. I am passionate about improving access to high quality healthcare for every person who needs it.

Kate Nowakowski

Kate Nowakowski

I am a third year medical student, originally from Rochester, Minnesota (home of the Mayo Clinic!) and attended undergrad at the College of St. Benedict/St. John's University (also in Minnesota). In college, I studied theology, played soccer, sang in the choir (and played a couple instruments) and attended fine arts performances, all of which I continue to enjoy today! After graduating, I spent a year teaching high school with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) in Kansas City. In JVC, we dedicated our lives to social justice, community, spirituality and simplicity, and the experience was life-changing! When I found out the Bading House existed, I knew immediately that I wanted to be a part of it. As someone who wants to work with underserved communities in the future, I loved the idea of living in solidarity with the community I would be serving - and bonus points for having an awesome inter-class group of medical students to do it with!

Ingrid Kiehl

Ingrid Kiehl

I grew up in Central California and spent my undergraduate years in snowy Ithaca, New York, studying biology and psychology at Cornell University. My path to medical school has taken me through a year in campus ministry, as well as a year and a half in Manhattan, where I earned a Master’s degree in psychology at NYU.  I am passionate about mental health and increasing awareness and understanding of mental illness. Outside of school, I am involved in the wonderful L’Arche community. I also love to ballroom dance and paint. My decision to live in the Bading House stemmed from a desire to face this medical school adventure within the context of a supportive and challenging community. The community and its members have exceeded my expectations, providing me with a daily source of inspiration and encouragement as I pursue my vocation—not to mention an ample supply of good cooking and bad puns. I couldn’t ask for more.

Adam Wadina

Adam Wadina

I was born in Milwaukee, WI before moving to Stevens Point, WI, where I grew up. I eventually returned to Milwaukee to study biomedical sciences at Marquette University, which was my first real encounter with Jesuits and the integration of their values in education. While there, I discovered my faith and through my experiences with friends and classes, I laid the foundation for my spiritual growth. Coming into medical school, I knew that I wanted to live with people who I connected with on a deeper level, and the intentional community of the Bading House was exactly what I was looking for. I’ve continued my spiritual growth due to the events we participate in together. From house dinners to serving the community of Maywood, every day brings something new and wonderful to my life. When I’m not doing work for school, you can usually find me reading a book from my ever-growing collection, playing the guitar or piano, or lamenting that cheese curds can only be found in Wisconsin.

Stephanie Glick

Stephanie Glick

I am from Buffalo, New York - a city with a vibrant immigrant/refugee population. Through lifelong exposure to health disparities among these and other underserved populations in Buffalo, I developed the desire to pursue medicine. During my time in undergrad I studied biology along with public health and international development. In my gap year I had the privilege of working at community health centers in Sierra Leone (West Africa) and Buffalo. As I planned my move to Stritch, I was drawn to the intentionality of community living, in a time of our lives where it is easy as medical students to lose sight of the bigger picture. The Bading House gives me an incredible opportunity to continue to develop my worldview centered on social justice and compassion for others. I am thankful for the ability to engage with the Maywood community and learn from classmates who are at various stages of this medical journey.