U-M Ann Arbor Student Authors

Name: Linda Tell
Hometown: Syosset
Major: International Studies
Grad Year: 2015

What made you choose your school? Michigan offers the perfect balance of academics and social life. It's a well rounded school with excellent academics, amazing athletics, and a thriving social scene.

What activity makes you happy? I love going to Michigan football games! The atmosphere is contagious! I especially like joining in during the chants and cheers!

What is your biggest pet peeve? Slow drivers.

What is something about you that might surprise someone? I was a HUGE speech and debate nerd in high school. I even went to debate camp one summer!

What is your favorite book, movie, or TV show and why? Book: The Perks of Being a Wallflower. It's a very honest book that touches on a handful of issues without being overly dramatic. Movie: Finding Nemo. It's a classic! TV: Modern Family. It's one of the only shows that can get me to laugh out loud- even when I'm alone.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why? I'd love to go to Australia- especially on some of the colder days of Michigan's winter.

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be? I'd love to be able to teleport places!

If you had a million dollars, how would you spend it? I'd give a third to my family, donate a third, and save the last third in the bank.

What are your plans for after graduation? I'd like to take some time off to intern and work. I'll probably end up in grad school.

Name: Kaitlin Williams
Hometown: New Boston, MI
Major: English and Spanish

What made you choose your school? It was large and full of diverse options. I wanted to live in a bigger city that was not just campus, and it had a great academic and social reputation.

What activity makes you happy? Running and writing makes me happy and keeps me healthy, physically and mentally.

What is your biggest pet peeve? Group projects. I don't like to rely on other people to get the job done.

What is something about you that might surprise someone? I hate winter. I chose to stay in Michigan for college, but I despise the cold.

What is your favorite book, movie, or TV show and why? My favorite movie is Forrest Gump because it is funny and poignant. I get something new out of it each time I watch it.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why? Spain, because I love it's rich history, weather, and I want to become fluent in Spanish. I'm going this summer!

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be? I would want to fly because it would open up so many possibilities!

If you had a million dollars, how would you spend it? I would spend it on my family and my education, because they make my life amazing.

What are your plans for after graduation? I would like to publish creative and non-fiction works. I just want to have a steady job that allows me to write.

Name: Michael Hondorp