Hometown: Carbondale, Pennsylvania
High School: Sacred Heart High School
Favorite Place on Campus: Hmmmm… That’s tough, so I’m giving two answers. Most specifically, the upstairs front porch of Blair House, which my friends and I referred to as The Monocle. My less abstract and less fun answer: The 5th floor of the Weinberg Memorial Library, which is gorgeous, comfy, and most importantly silent. This last part is key when trying to read two-hundred pages of Samuel Richardson.
Campus Involvement: I wrote album and concert reviews for the university’s newspaper, The Aquinas. As a staff writer I was also able to interview incoming bands and artists, such as Andrew McMahon of Jack’s Mannequin and Something Corporate. I was also active with the school's literary journal, Esprit.
Favorite Teams: Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, Flyers, and Sixers.
Favorite Books: White Noise, A Song of Ice and Fire, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, 1Q84, A Room of One’s Own, The Scott Pilgrim series, and the Harry Potter series.
Favorite Musicians: Animal Collective, The Strokes, Ariel Pink, The Beatles, Kanye West, ASAP Rocky, The Beach Boys, The xx, Elliot Smith, Joanna Newsom… I could go on for days.
Favorite Movies: Moonrise Kingdom, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill 1&2, The Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Life Aquatic, The Departed, Eternal Sunshine, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Kill!, and Harakiri.