Arizona State Student Authors

Name: Jade Riley
Hometown: Glendale, AZ
Major: Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology
Grad Year: 2013

What made you choose your school? I was recruited to run cross-country and track and it was in-state making it waaaaaay cheaper than going out of state just to pay double the price for tuition and other expenses. Plus, I wasn't too stoked on going to U of A at the time since I'm not a huge fan of Tucson. ASU also has a great Honors College that is well known, which I fortunately was accepted into and had the opportunity to be involved with the program.

What activity makes you happy? Anything where I can let loose and have a super fun time! I enjoy kicking back with friends, playing sports, going shooting/camping, running, listening to a great playlist, honestly I'm down for anything really. I'm all about having an awesome time whenever and wherever!

What is your biggest pet peeve? Hypocrisy

What is something about you that might surprise someone? I was naturally a left-handed writer back in the day, 'Acura days, I was a cold dude'...(okay, I realized I set myself up for a Drake reference) Anyway, my mom made me write right-handed so in some activities I am a lefty while in others I'm a righty!

What is your favorite book, movie, or TV show and why? My favorite movie is "Training Day" because I am a huge action-movie buff. The plot-line was awesome, I loved the whole good cop going bad kind of deal that happened and Denzel Washington is a great actor!

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why? I would make my way to the Maldives because the island is absolutely beautiful, I would want to go scuba diving there and enjoy all of the great outdoor activities. The island is super chill and has a great relaxed, laid-back vibe to it making it a fantastic vacation spot. However, my travels wouldn't stop there because I love seeing different places, learning new cultures, and eating all sorts of foods!

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be? I would want to have mind-reading powers, invisibility, or really just any known super-power that would make me a supreme human being...I wouldn't tell anybody about these powers of course.

If you had a million dollars, how would you spend it? Well I would use the money to pay for medical school and help my parents pay their house off or any other debts that they have accumulated. I would use the rest of the money for investments because everybody knows money makes money...I would make these investments after I buy myself a Rolls-Royce obviously.

What are your plans for after graduation? After I graduate from ASU, I plan on going to medical school and opening up my own clinic one day or working in the ER as a practicing physician. I would love to be a doctor for a professional sports team, but I just need to concentrate on getting a great MCAT score first! Aside from my career plans, I would want to join a masters running club or club soccer team since I couldn't see myself not competing or being a part of sports anymore. I just plan to be the same free-spirited, fun-loving person I am and just enjoy my life wherever it may take me!

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