I just graduated from Rhode Island College this past May with a BA in English and two minors in Writing and Film. One of my favorite things that I did while in school was an honors thesis that took two years to complete and totaled around 52 pages once it was finished. The paper was an analysis of gender performance in Disney's beast fables and it is by far my greatest academic achievement. I like to mention this because it is something that I think is really unique about me and I find that it is usually a good ice breaker (and I love to talk about it, so by all means - ask away!)
I also co-founded a local sorority in 2009 with one of my life-long best friends and have been an active participant in Greek life ever since. I saw my organization through the national colonization process last spring where we were officially recognized as a chapter of National Panhellenic Council sorority, Alpha Sigma Tau. I am really passionate about Greek life and all of the good that it can do for both the community as well as each individual member. I have watched women grow tremendously in their confidence and leadership ability with every passing semester and I give my sorority a lot of credit for the assertive, hyper-organized, "take action" kinda gal I have become. I am still actively involved as the Recruitment Advisor for my chapter, trying to spread the word about the positive influence of Greek life and help my sisterhood grow.
I love spending time with my family and friends and I try to live a happy, simple life but that usually doesn't wok out too well because I love to stay busy and have my hands in multiple projects at once. I am currently working as an administrative assistant for the United Way and I am obsessed with my job. I am also beginning to look at graduate programs so I can travel and expand my education - I am a Rhode Islander born and raised but I am not interested in being trapped here forever!
I am also going to be giving a presentation at the PCA/ACA conference in Chicago this spring! I have never been to the windy city so it'll be a fun experience!
I'm also pretty good at procrastination and wasting time watching TV and playing on Pinterest, haha X] (<< oh and I make those faces a lot, I can't help it they are very expressive)
How I Met Your Mother *(this is a recent favorite!)
Sex and the City
The New Girl
(I know, how much more stereotypically female can I possibly be?)
The Millenium Trilogy
All Sherlock Holmes Novels and Short Stories
Pretty much anything by Edgar Allan Poe
Mind of my Mind by Octavia Butler
(I'm an English major, so really - do you want me to list ALL my favorites? Nah, didn't think so)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
I will seriously listen to just about anything. My radio tends to live in the 92.3, 93.3, and 94.1 range for entertainment's sake though. I have a serious soft spot for old school rock and rock (especially Aerosmith!)
I am not a picky person, I've listed some of my favorite things but really I'm open to all genres/styles.
My silly answers:
-My Convertible Buggy
My serious answers:
-Loved ones (friends, family, and sisters)
Although I could probably cover all of those things if you would just let me keep my iPad lol