D7 always seemed like a fun way to network outside of UVA and keep in touch with friends who went to other colleges. I didn't know much about it until I went to D7 Olympics and the 2016 Culture Shows, but after that, I knew I wanted to be more involved in D7. When I decided to run for this position, my goal was to be able to share the wonderful D7 experiences that I've had with the rest of OYFA.
Many people will say that their favorite memory is from Barrio or Culturefest, but I would have to say that my favorite memory so far is from Family Food Fight 2k16 at the end of Little Big Week. It was great seeing the families come together and get down and dirty and do some things that weren't exactly in their comfort zone, like double teamming a donut or having cheese balls thrown onto your face that is filled with whipped cream.
What is something you are passionate about?
I am passionate about becoming a grandmother. Not so much a mother because I'm not looking forward to parenting, but I want to be a grandmother with a big porch that I can read on and grandchildren to spoil. I already envision myself retiring and opening a bake shop and making sure that all of my grandchildren and friends leave my house with a full stomach and a big smile. Oh, I'm also passionate about helping others, but that may just tie into my grand scheme of grandmotherlyness.
What is the funniest/favorite memory of your childhood?
It was the start of the prank wars. My brother decided that it would be funny to wake me up by dumping hot sauce in my mouth. Mind you, at the early age of 5, my mouth was extremely sensitive to spicy things. So I woke up screaming for water and everyone around me thought it was hysterical. The next April Fool's Day, I mixed black coffee into his tea. He retaliated by dumping the tea in my bath. It went back and forth for a good two years.