What is one question you've always had?
"I always wonder why we are attracted to certain people and not others. That's confounding to me because I've had it where I so appreciate someone and I'm not attracted to them. There are certain people who I'm like, 'You are a total loser. Oh, I am so attracted to you.' I find that really annoying and I wonder what that is."
What do you want to explore?
"Since I'm a senior at Azusa Pacific University, I think it's interesting to think what is to come next and it's easy to feel like there is a black hole after APU and it kind of just feels like there isn't anything there or who knows what's there after May. I'm excited to explore what real life after APU looks like and how to figure out what that means to take what we've learned here in this community and apply it to the world that we are actually living in outside of the couple blocks that we are in right here."
What's the best prank you've ever pulled?
"I'm kind of boring. I don't think I've ever pulled a real prank or I can't think of any. I'm not exciting like that."
Santa Ana, California
Who do you want to meet?
"Nobody, really. Except my family and friends from different parts of the country."
What's one of the stupidest things you've done?
"I've done a lot of stupid stuff in life, but I never got caught."
Santa Ana, California
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
"I would like to go to Japan. I've seen that there are a lot cool buildings there and the culture is pretty cool. And I love Japanese food."
What's your story?
"Wow, my whole story? So I was born in Northern California and then immediately moved to Indiana because my grandparents were there. I lived there for five years and then moved back to Northern California. I had a pretty classic childhood. I liked to play basketball and be outside and do that kind of stuff. I was really involved in the church while I was growing up. I would go to youth group and to summer/winter camp and stuff like that. Then one of my friends wanted to go to Azusa Pacific University, so we toured the school. I actually ended up going here and he stayed home and is going to one of the colleges back home. Azusa has been great. I've been here for three years now and have gotten to take part in a lot of cool activities. I studied abroad, was an Alpha leader, worked at a camp this past summer, so yeah, it's been a great time."
What do you like to do for fun?
"I like to write stories. I like to go outside. I like to play with my dogs and read books."
Who are you jealous of?
"People at Azusa Pacific University that have really nice cars that their parents bought for them."
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
"I don't know, I couldn't be anything because my parents were too strict. What I wanted to be? I'm not sure. I didn't have any dreams growing up."
How did you meet the most important person in your life?
"I met her at a quiz. The other most important person I watched being born."
Do people control their own destiny?
"I think people make a lot of choices that can affect their future. I don't even know how I feel about this because I think that God has a hand in what we do, but I think we make choices, too."
Paso Robles, California
What are you most proud of?
"That's tough. Probably that I worked in the Pentagon. I had an internship there when I was in college. I'm kind of proud that I came over here to Ireland, as well."
What's the first thing you notice about people?
"The first thing I notice about people is probably their smile and how they look as you approach them. I think that says a lot about them. You can decide whether you're going to have a conversation or whether you're just going to fist bump, give them a what's up, and deuces."
Paso Robles, California
What's one of the scariest things you've ever done?
"I almost died on the first date with my husband. It was a koala sanctuary that he took me to, but then you had to climb an extreme obstacle course and I am terrified of heights. So when you had to get from one thing to another, you had a harness that you'd move with and he was like, 'You need to let go to get to the other side,' and I said, 'I can't.' He kept saying, 'You need to let go!' I told him, 'You don't understand, I actually can't move. I'm frozen.' You had to go on this zip line and you had to hold on and it was so high up! I told myself that I just had to go for it. Halfway going down the zip line, I got really scared, so I put my hand up to stop myself and I almost gave myself whiplash. It was so so scary. Everything was really really high and he said, 'Come on! You can do it!' And I said, 'I'm just dong this to be brave!' I've also done abseiling and I didn't really like it either. It's when you go off the side of a mountain and you're harnessed in and you have to walk down the mountain. That's really scary, too. I'm not good with heights. I can't do them, but I still do them to see if I can get over it, but every time I get to the edge, I cry. But the scariest thing I've had to do is giving birth."
What's your earliest memory?
"I had an accident when I was two years old. I fell in a fire and I burned my arm. I still have the scar."
South Gate, California
If you were to write a book,
what would it be about and what would it be called?
"I did write a book. It was about my life. I don't remember the name of it, but it was about a journey or something. I just never published it, of course. It's sitting in America, in my friend's garage. It took me years to write it. It was a book for girls because I used to struggle with my image and I use to do self-harm and stuff. I talked about my testimony and how God healed me and how I found my identity in Him. Oh, what was it called?"