Intern Intro Blog: Meet Alyssa!

Name: Alyssa Villaire

Age: 21

Hometown: Fond du Lac, WI

Education: Lawrence University ’14

Favorite thing about the Fox Cities: There is such a strong artistic community in the Fox Cities, which I didn’t realize when I first arrived at Lawrence University as a freshman in 2010.

The Dirt!

Favorite quote: “Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify, simplify!” -Henry David Thoreau

Favorite book: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Guilty pleasure: Sweets, particularly ice cream.

Most played song on my iPod: “Anything Could Happen” by Ellie Goulding

If you could have any super power, what would it be?: It would be great to not have to sleep. You could get so much done!

If you could be any fictional character, who would it be?: I’m cool with being myself.

If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would it be?: Either Fareed Zakaria or Margaret Cavendish.

What do you hope to do after this internship?: Not sure yet – I’m going to see where my interests take me.

What’s your dream job?: I can’t choose one job. I want to be a renaissance woman – I would love to get involved in public policy, write novels, work as an investigative journalist, and more.

At what age did you consider yourself an adult?: Sometimes I still question myself – I’m always learning.

Hidden talents?: On a good day, I can play a mean game of pool.

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