Major: Currently my major is psychology,
but I plan on switching to journalism in the spring.
High school: Saint Thomas More Catholic High
your family: I have an older
sister, Bree, 22, a younger brother, Gabe, 11, parents, Jan and
Cal, a bunch of cats,
of which is named Baby Cat, and a ferret named Dumas. My family
is insane, and they all like me much better now that I’m
six hours away.
Why did you choose to attend The University
of Texas at Austin?
In Lafayette it is common for most people to
University of Louisiana or Louisiana State University. I wanted
to experience something different from that. I came to visit UT
last summer on the recommendation of my then current boyfriend.
It’s a beautiful campus and a fun city, and I’m getting
a chance to become my own person, rather than become the person
that my family and friends expect me to become.
What do you want
to do when you graduate from the university?
like to be a housewife. In the unfortunate event that doesn’t
work out, I suppose I’ll do something with
If you could choose one personal object to
represent you (something that you brought to campus with you),
that object be?
As uncool as this is, I’d have to say my stuffed
monkey Larry. He’s been with me since I was four, and I suppose
he represents the sentimental side of me, the side of me that’s
not quite ready to grow up. He’s soaked up a thousand tears
and stayed up with me all night on the countless nights when I
was too excited
If you had
to choose one thing about yourself to share with the university’s
Web audience, what would it be?
Hmm. What do I want to share about myself?
That’s so hard. I guess I’d
like to share the fact that the world terrifies me. I imagine that
will help put some of what I will eventually say into perspective,
and it gives my audience an idea of where I am starting out from.
College is going to be a major journey in self-discovery, and though
I am afraid, I cannot wait to see what the destination will be.
are your heroes?
My heroes are my two best friends, Shellie Girouard
and Brittany Poole. They have taught me the value of selflessness
and patience. They have shown me that the greatest gift that you
can give to a person is yourself. They are incredibly strong and
motivated individuals, and if at the end of the day I’ve
made some progress at becoming more like them, then it was a successful
If you could travel to one spot anywhere
in the world, where would you want to visit?
If I could travel
anywhere in the world
this instant I would be in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, because my favorite
boy in the world lives there.
What are your current favorite books?
What books would you recommend to someone you just met?
favorite book is “A
Prayer for Owen Meany”; however, I wouldn’t go around
recommending that book to just anyone. Thus, I would recommend
the Harry Potter books to the populace in general. J.K. Rawlings
is a freaking genius.
What pushes your buttons? What are your pet
I hate being late. I hate when I am yelling at my parents
and they refuse to
yell back…or worse, they laugh. I hate when slow readers read
out loud to the class. I hate when people ask questions that have
already been answered.
What music are you listening to currently?
Liz Phair when I’m happy. Coldplay and Radiohead when I’m
My favorite colors are pink, gray and lavender.
always been a journalist. This is nothing new to me. And the site
lets me keep tabs on my favorite resident of Baton Rouge. I’m
also a big fan of Bored.com.
Ahh, food. I
adore food. My favorite foods would have to be anything super unhealthy.
Pizza rolls, cheesecake,
confetti cake, ice cream, Bagel Bites. If it’s super high
in saturated fats, it’s my kind of food.
Well, my newest favorite would have
to be “Finding Nemo” and as for old favorites, “The
Princess Bride,” “Romeo and Juliet” and “Shakespeare
in Love” because I am a hopeless romantic.
Hmm. With regards to music I would have to say Coldplay.
If we’re talking about painting and
the like then I suppose I’d have to say Degas.
subjects? What are you interested in studying in the future?
I love English. It is by far my favorite
subject. I’m very excited about studying psychology and sociology
far I’d have
to say my favorite spot is my dorm room. There’s no place
like home, ya know.
to go in Austin? Favorite things to do in Austin?
lived here for 10 days. I have no idea where to go or what to do;
and I fully intend on making the rounds to see all the live music
we can. And Austin City Limits is right around the corner. That
makes me very happy.
spend lots of my free time talking to my friends back home. Man,
I miss them. I
also like to pretend I can play my pretty red guitar but I’m
not sure if a repertoire of two songs counts. If I were at home
then I’d have to say my favorite free-time activity would
be playing board games with Shellie, Damian and Mark at Brittany’s