Gabby Garvey

2020 | Psychology | mgg9yv@virginia.edu

Why did you decide to run for this position?

I really love doing community service and have ever since I was young so I though it would be great to experience putting together community service events! On top of that, I wanted to become more involved in OYFA.

What is your favorite OYFA memory?

It may be cliché but both the day before Barrio and Barrio day.

What is your favorite childhood memory?

This is more of a recurrent memory, but every summer my family would go to Ocean City with our cousins' family and just go to the beach and build sand castles or go to the boardwalk to get funnel cakes and play on boat playgrounds that were in the sand.

How would you plan your perfect day?

The perfect day is pretty flexible for me. A day at the beach, amusement park, or just a day filled with fun back to back activities would make me the happiest.

If you were talking to a large group of people, what is one piece of professional or personal advice that you would want to share?

If you don't try, you'll never know.

What is something you are passionate about?

Music, it calms me down and always brings my mood up.


Arielle Reyes

2020 | Cognitive Science and French | atr2uk@virginia.edu

Why did you decide to run for this position?

I ran for this position because of my love for community service. Participating in service events is not only helpful with leadership skills, but it also brings people together to make a difference. It's my vision to make Community as a committee grow and make a bigger impact within the greater Charlottesville community.

What is your favorite OYFA memory?

Being a Sakuting choreographer for Barrio 2k16! This position not only helped me try something new (since I never saw myself doing choreography lol) but it also helped me in forming bonds with other OYFA members. It was both an experience in leadership and friendship.

How would you plan your perfect day?

Traveling to at least three tourist areas would be great. For example, when I went to Hong Kong, I visited Lantau Island which was home to the Big Buddha statue and I tried a bunch of delicious vegetarian meals prepped by the locals. Afterwards, I went to Victoria Peak and saw the whole landscape of the island on top of the mountain. Finally, I ended the day with late night shopping on Temple Street. All of these events happened in 24 hours! If I could do this again, I totally would!

If you were talking to a large group of people, what is one piece of professional or personal advice that you would want to share?

Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone to try something new. You might discover something you really like or are good at, but you won't know if you don't try right?

What is one food you would want other people to try? Why

Balut. Yeah, I know some people are weirded out by it, but I swear it tastes like a boiled egg.

What is something you are passionate about?

Kingdom Hearts. I am obsessed with this game franchise.



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