Home life: I live with my Mom (an Einstein-protégé tree-hugger) and Dad (a retired Marine/Army soldier who can still beat me in everything physical but texting and typing). I have an older brother Joe, and sister Desiree, and lots of cousins. We have three dogs (Cole, Jazz, and Shaft) and I went to Taylor County High School—the envy of NBA-cheering crowds.
Intended major and minor: International studies is what I’ve been telling people. Although it’s possible I’ll be wooed by some other major.
Extracurricular activities & interests: I'm a reading addict. I also love art, in any form or fashion. I’m an outdoors activity buff until I get eaten alive by insects. But I love computer and video games too, despite the fact I'm no good in the latter. Other hobbies include track & field, editorial writing, video directing/editing, cultural clubs, and government clubs.
Favorite vegetable: Brussels sprouts...drowned in butter, of course.
Strangest or most unusual thing that has ever happened to me: Once I fell asleep on my roof after a day of taking off shingles. I was up there for about an hour. By myself. Yay safety!
Most prized possession: My Kindle2 (electronic book reader).
Three words that describe me: Energetic, rambling, lunatic.
Person (alive or deceased) that I’d like to have dinner with: Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack. I miss their style, charisma,
dress, intelligence, talent, and humor. Plus, they would sing for me! They’ll insist!
My greatest fear: Having all my electronics break down and then getting attacked by roaches, mosquitoes, and a bear that is yelling at me about my writing structure and spelling. Really, what hope is there in that type of situation?
People may be surprised to know that: I can’t snap using my middle finger—I can only use my pinky...Just saying...
Favorite quote: "In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you."—Leo Tolstoy
Why I chose Centre College: I didn’t really choose Centre; it kind of chose me. The first time I got a brochure from the College, I threw it away because it was an in-state school. I'd been dreaming of going to a certain school, and wouldn’t consider anything else. That is until my application went haywire, and I didn’t get in. That was rough—really crushing. But it was also the best thing that happened to me. I was forced to reanalyze all of my previous choices. Eventually I found that my original school wasn’t the best for me. And that’s when Centre stepped in. All the features I was looking for in my original school were there (and fit me better) at Centre. It's the right college for me, which is really what I wanted to begin with.