Sweet Designs Staff Intern
Age 19, Massachusetts
Joined the SDM Team: June 2009
Why I Work with SDM: I hope to get my voice out there, reach out to girls and young adults as a positive influence, and to gain experience as a writer.
Activities, Sports, Interests: Arts, crafts, pop culture, literature, psychology, the 90's, and education.
Favorite Authors: Chuck Palahniuk, Jodi Picoult, J.D. Salinger, J.K. Rowling, Herman Hesse.
Favorite School Subjects: When I was in high school I loved English, Art, and Study Hall. In college I love English, Art, Psychology, and Socializing. :)
Favorite Movies: As for movies, my favorites are Forrest Gump, The Little Mermaid, 28 Days Later, Sex and the City, and The Last Kiss.
Favorite TV Shows: I love 24, House, Bones, The OC, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Oprah, 90210, and Project Runway.
I listen to: Basically everything modern, but my favorite music genre is definitely the 90's, grunge, alternative, and pop. I also like contemporary music, like Lady Gaga, Coldplay, and Dashboard Confessional.
Most Important Values: Faith, honesty, simplicity, love, and tolerance.
I enjoy: Spending leisurely time writing and reading, creating art/chaos, driving, having fun with my friends and family, and spending time with my boyfriend.
10-09 On the Cover - Meet Kristen
10-09 Dean's List: Earning Your Best Grades
10-09 RateMyProfessor.com: A Review
10-09 The Secret Life of the American Teenager
9-09 An Honest Look at Campus Food
9-09 Dorm Must-Haves for College
9-09 Acrylicana: Our Interview with Mary Winkler
8-09 My Life as a College Transfer
8-09 Thinking Outside the Box: 5 Places to Find Inspiration
Future Plans: Getting a BA and teaching license, being a professional writer, getting married, and living happily ever after.
What I'm All About: I'm all about self-discovery, finding out who I am, as well as how who I am can help others. All of that "Oprah" kind of stuff. :P
Favorite Quotes: "Some of the most wonderful people are the ones who don't fit into boxes." - Tori Amos
"I want out of the labels. I don't want my whole life crammed into a single word. A story. I want to find something else, unknowable, some place to be that's not on the map. A real adventure. A sphinx. A mystery. A blank. Unknown. Undefined." - Chuck Palahniuk
"I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way." - Pablo Neruda