|Kayla Garret, Biotechnology, Fourth Year
What is your most impressive accomplishment so far?
I recently won the Baldwin Scholarship for the College of Science. It’s only granted to 5 graduating students and it’s for those that excel not just academically, but as citizens within the RIT community. To be selected shows how highly regarded I am by all of my mentors. I spent 4 years working hard and keeping my head down. Now that I am looking up I am seeing what I have accomplished and it hasn’t gone unnoticed. Winning this award made me not want to change one thing from the past four years. I got it right the first time.
What is something that people love about you?
To pick one thing that people love about me is an impossible task. I can’t name one thing people don’t love about me. But if I were to narrow it down to one, my sense of humor is the clear winner. My humor is it’s dry yet colorful; subtle, yet cocky; it’s in your face and unabashed.
What are you most passionate about?
I am very passionate about films. It’s really my second calling. I have no problem sitting for hours on end in front of a screen. One of the things that come easily to me is my ability to recall plotlines, actors’ names, directors’ names, and whatnot. Unfortunately for my friends, I also love analyzing films, somewhat loudly. If I wasn’t a science major, I would probably be a film editor.
If you had to choose between burning to death or freezing to death, which would you choose?
Dying in a fire is more bad-ass than freezing especially in the frozen tundra that is Rochester. BUT, it’s also considerably more painful even if I were to console myself with bits of bacon. When it comes to facing an icy end, I can’t help but envision Southpark’s and Futurama’s bout with time travel and hope for a chance at similar adventures. Is it weird I have a thing for Leela?