HOMETOWN: AVON, CONN.
Describe yourself in a couple of sentences for the readers.
I love people. I love pugs. I love Pugsley’s. I love performing. I love alliteration.
What is your favorite aspect of Fordham and why?
I would say the people. Before coming to Fordham, I anticipated that everyone would be similar, but there is a great deal of diversity. Not necessarily just racial diversity, but also diversity in people’s backgrounds, where they come from and their interests. You meet so many people who are different from yourself, and I really love that about Fordham.
If there was one thing about Fordham you could change what would it be?
I would say the laundry rooms, because last week ours caught on fire. #Finlay
What is your favorite thing to do in New York City?
I really just love to go into the city and eat. There are so many restaurants, and I love to try different kinds of foods, so exploring the food of the city is definitely my favorite thing.
What is something about you that not many people know?
I have a frightening obsession with Apolo Anton Ohno. It’s actually probably disturbing how in love with him I am. For those that don’t know, he’s a speed skater and the most decorated winter Olympian, not to brag or anything. I’ve read his autobiography three times and have his life size Gap ad on my wall at home. Ok, I’ll stop now.
What is your favorite class at Fordham?
I would say Philosophical Ethics. And I know that’s lame because it’s a core requirement, but I really love my professor. I have Clayton Bohnet, and he’s the first professor at Fordham that has really made a course interesting and engaging, especially since philosophy is not a course I would normally enjoy.
What is a personal goal you already have or would like to accomplish over your four years here?
I would love to actually release an album with my band. So guys, let’s hurry this up.
What show, food, artist or movie would you consider your “guilty pleasure”?
As a proud employee of Ben & Jerry’s, I would say my guilty pleasure is ice cream. I eat a pint a day (yikes), and it is glorious. Wait, no, I don’t feel guilty about that, so I guess it doesn’t count. “Gossip Girl,” definitely “Gossip Girl.”
What is your favorite movie and why?
That’s such a hard one because there are so many different types of movies to choose from. I would say Zoolander though. I’ve watched it a million times, and it is a classic.
What is your favorite album released in 2013?
Well, that album with my band, hopefully. I’M LOOKING AT YOU GUYS. Also, we’re called Bright Red Cardinal. Check us out on Facebook!
Do you have plans, career or otherwise, for post-college life?
I try not to look too far ahead, but I know I’ll be in New York City.
What activities, clubs, projects or organizations are you involved with at school?
I am the Freshman Representative on the executive board for The Mimes and Mummers, the mainstage theater troupe. I am also an active member of F.E.T., participating in their shows, as well as being a member of their spoken word umbrella group, The Verbal Essences. I am also a member of Fordham’s only jazz co-ed a capella group, The Hot Notes.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what would you bring with you?
My lil bros, cause they’re the best, and at least I’d have an entertaining time.
If you could go back to your first day at Fordham, what advice would you give yourself?
Don’t go to Tri-Bar in heels.