20 Questions with Admissions Fellow Jillian Gairing ’11
December 1, 2011
Gairing says that the most memorable experience of her youth
was ice skating competitively at Sunblades in Clearwater, Fla.
An Admission Fellow in Centre’s Office of Admission.
2. Where did you grow up (and describe the place in one phrase or sentence)?
I grew up in a house overlooking the water in St. Petersburg, Fla.
3. What are your hobbies?
Playing tennis, reading and shopping.
4. What is your dream vacation?
I would love to travel to New Zealand and Australia.
5. Favorite artist and/or work of art?
Matisse’s “Open Window.”
6. Favorite novel or poem?
“Where the Sidewalk Ends” by Shel Silverstein.
7. Favorite sport (to watch or play)?
Tennis! Wimbledon is my favorite tournament to watch.
8. Favorite TV show?
“How I Met Your Mother.”
9. Favorite album?
Sting’s “Ten Summoner’s Tales.” I grew up listening to it in my Dad’s car.
10. Favorite holiday?
Christmas, because I get to wear pajamas all day.
11. Favorite food?
12. Most prized possession?
The bond I have with my family. (My co-worker, Greg Chery ’11, wanted me to put him.)
13. Three people, living or deceased, whom you’d invite to the same dinner party?
Grandpa (who was my best buddy), Louisa May Alcott (a woman before her time) and Bill Breeze (my favorite person on Centre’s campus).
14. Favorite aspect of your job?
Traveling to great new places, visiting high schools and speaking to students about Centre.
15. Most memorable experience of your youth?
Competitively ice skating at Sunblades in Clearwater, Fla.
16. What would you be doing if you weren't working at Centre?
I would probably be going to graduate school for forensic psychology.
17. Educational experience that's been most helpful to you?
Dr. Passariello’s Anthropology of Tourism and Pilgrimage course in India and Nepal.
18. Fictional character in whose shoes you’d love to spend a day?
19. Favorite place on campus (and why)?
The Flame — it’s self-explanatory.
20. Advice you'd give to a first-year college student to make success more likely?
Spend some quality time in the library.
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