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Facts about your family:

I have one younger sister and my family still lives in Austin. I am very close with my family. They are so supportive of me and I cannot thank them enough for everything they do for me!

Why did you choose to attend The University of Texas at Austin?

My choice for college ultimately boiled down to two schools. After some thought, I realized that I wanted to stay in Austin. I love this city! UT is a great school and I felt so welcomed by the students here. It has been a great choice and I’m proud to call myself a Longhorn.

What do you want to do when you graduate from the university?

I plan on attending law school right after I finish my undergraduate degree. Not sure where I’ll be headed yet though!

If you had to choose one thing about yourself to share with the university’s Web audience, what would it be?

That I’m a lot of fun! UT has helped me discover that about myself. I was shy when I first started college but the great thing about college is that you really get a chance to discover who you are. Definitely take advantage of that!

Who are your heroes?

My dad. He is someone that I really admire and look up to. My mom, too, of course. She is one of my best friends and someone I can go to with any problems I’m having.

If you could travel to one spot anywhere in the world, where would you want to visit?

Oh, that’s a tough one. I don’t think I can pick just one! There are so many places I’d love to visit. I haven’t been to Europe yet so somewhere over there would be great!

What are your current favorite books? What books would you recommend to someone you just met?

Some of my current favorites include “A Killer Life” by Christine Vachon, “Hit Men” by Frederic Dannen and “Oh the Glory of It All” by Sean Wilsey.

Two of those are books about the entertainment industry (film and music, in particular) and one is a sort of autobiography. I love, love, love non-fiction books! Two books I would recommend to someone I’ve just met would be “Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich” by Lois Frankel and “101 Things to Do Before You Die” by Richard Horne.

The first book has some really good financial advice that everyone coming out of college should know, and the second is just hilarious and has fun ideas for things to do. Love it.

What pushes your buttons? What are your pet peeves?

Slow drivers in the fast lane! Sadly I am a really impatient driver. Definitely something I should work on, ha ha.

What are your favorite Web sites? Why?

Pick-A-Prof is one of my favorites, hands down. It gives you the low down on professors and grading for classes at UT. I also frequent Facebook, probably the best online social network Web site available. If I ever need to find someone from a class or something, I always use Facebook. I also love browsing the digital art on deviantART. There’s some really cool stuff up there that’s pretty inspiring if you’re in a creative mood.

What are your favorite foods?

Apples, popcorn and sushi. I could live on those foods.

What music are you listening to?

I really like a bit of everything. Right now I’m into some more alternative bands. My all-time favorites, though, are the Foo Fighters, No Doubt, Bright Eyes, Muse, N.E.R.D. and, believe it or not, Christina Aguilera.

What are your all-time favorite movies? Why?

Ha ha, I’m a radio-television-film major so I always feel so pressured by this question! I love comedies and thrillers, but I really love cheesy comedies that aren’t exactly revolutionary films. One of my favorites is actually Sorority Boys-gets me every time!

Who are your favorite artists?

I’m really into original pieces that are made by either local artists or artists still making a name for themselves. One of my favorite artists right now is Aisyah Ang. She does some really beautiful abstract acrylic paintings.

What are your favorite academic subjects? What are you interested in studying in the future?

Film classes are so much fun. I found a true love in my producing class last year. In the future, I will be at law school so you could say I am interested in studying that! Beyond law school, though, I would love to learn more about the history of the entertainment business.

What’s your favorite spot on campus?

The football stadium! I love going to football games and the Longhorn football atmosphere. It’s pretty cool to have so many people cheering with you for the best football team ever! Hook ‘em, Horns!

Where are your favorite places to go in Austin? What are your favorite things to do in Austin?

Austin has so many awesome places to hang at. South Congress Avenue is a neat place to check out with lots of funky Austin shops. You can also head over to Congress Bridge at sunset to see all of the bats come out. Deep Eddy is also really fun. It’s a natural springs pool open in the summer. And Austin has some great local restaurants, too. Try Hula Hut or Trudy’s for some Tex-Mex!

What are your favorite free-time activities?

Well, I definitely don’t have a lot of free time! Most of my time is taken up by school and work. The extra time I do have is put into working with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Of course, I love to catch up on my reality TV shows if I get a chance!

Other interesting facts about you:

I have had type one Diabetes since age eight. I am very, very active with JDRF and volunteering in the diabetic community. I love to play around in freelance Web and graphic design. And I love to read.

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September 18, 2008 | | Comments are closed for this post
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