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Elan McCollum ’08

Jan Arbaugh ’07

Alesandra Sandin ’07

Amanda Bird ’07

Emily Ellithorpe-Luker ’07

Shadavia Jones ’10

Merrilyn Lewis, advancement

Sam Rush, theatre

Christine Carr Hill, advancement

Mary Martineau, advancement

Sidnie Davis ’08


Where are you from?

Concord, California.

Did you always know you wanted to come to Smith?

No, I didn't, but I attended as a leap of faith, and it paid off!


Who gets the most face time with you?

My cat, Newberry.

When was the last time you wore a dress?

I prefer dresses to slacks or jeans so, often.

What are you reading now?

What Would Jackie Do? by Shelly Branch and
Smith alumna Sue Callaway, and What Israel Means to Me by Alan Dershowitz.

Do you eat fast food?

Yes, every once in a while, Taco Bell tastes like
gourmet to me, and I can eat my body weight there.

What do you miss most about home?

The ocean, taking showers without
flip-flops, my queen bed with my cat curled on my pillow.

What is your favorite movie?

Tombstone- best Western ever!

Describe your worst date.

On my first real date in high school, I was a freshman and went out with a senior, so I was really nervous! When we parked at the destination of our date, I fell out of his car and broke my ankle. I tried to play it off, but the pain was excruciating!

If you suddenly had two hours of free time, what would you do?

Persuade other Smithies to put off what they had to do and head to Woodstar for
flourless chocolate cake, mochas, and conversation!

What is your favorite wall hanging in your room?

I have a print of Faith Ringgold's "Freedom of Speech" that hangs in the Met -- it's a really interesting commentary on the best (and worst) influences that have shaped the U.S.

Do you consider yourself an urban, suburban, or rural person?

I'm an urban person, but I would like to take a stab at rural at some point.

If you could live during any period in time and in any place, when and where?

I am content to be exactly where I am. This is absolutely the best time in my life!

What annoys the heck out of you?

Jean jackets with jeans and people who don't vote.

Who are your role models?

[Smith] Professors Alice Hearst and Donna Divine, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein.

What single piece of advice would you give to President Christ?

To pelt the quad rioters with water balloons from her second-story porch -- that's
what I'd do!

1/16/07   Compiled by Kristen Cole
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