Q: What is your motto?
A: Everything happens for a reason.
Q: If you could be anywhere else in the world right now, where would it be?
A: Australia. I would love to go so badly.
Q: Who is your hero?
A: Probably my grandfather, actually. My mom’s whole family came as refugees from East Africa. And my grandfather took care of them through all that, I think it’s a pretty mind-blowing story.
Q: What is your lucky charm?
A: A ring that my mom gave me.
Q: If you could say one thing to Wayne Gretzky, what would it be?
A: Awesome job, man.
Q: What is your secret talent?
A: I make really, really good blueberry oatmeal muffins. [They’re] the only thing I can make—anything else is a fail.
Q: What’s your favourite place that you’ve travelled to?
A: Greece… Basically everything you could want in a country.
Q: Name a song that you consider completely overrated.
A: Probably something that plays on American Top 40 all the time. Let me think, I haven’t listened to the radio in a little while. Maybe some Maroon 5 song.
Q: What reality TV show are you perfect for?
A: Okay, “16 and Pregnant,” but not that, I’m too late. Not “Jersey Shore.” Maybe if I was a little more ditzy, “The Hills.” Who doesn’t want to live in LA and shop all the time?
Q: Which historical figure would you most want to have a beer with?
A: Maybe Martin Luther King Jr. I find civil rights…really interesting.
Q: What’s the last song you remember listening to?
A: “Lego House” by Ed Sheeran.
Q: What’s your favourite street in Montreal?
A: Maybe Ste. Catherine.
Q: Name one fashion trend you’ll never try again.
A: Jean overalls. Basically my childhood in an outfit.
Q: Rank Christopher Nolan’s batman trilogy from best to worst.
A: Okay, probably 1, 3, 2.
Q: Describe Montreal in three words.
A: Cold, diverse, and awesome.
Q: What’s your signature drink?
A: Like, alcoholic? An Amaretto Sour. Before I came to Montreal, I wouldn’t have known that.
Q: What’s the first thing you think of when I say St. Laurent?
A: Drunk people and poutine.
Q: Who would play you in the movie of your life?
A: Marion Cotillard. The only problem is I’m not French, but if I was. I think she’s so beautiful, and so poised.
Q: Why are you an asset to McGill?
A: My positive attitude. I’m the type of person who would smile at a stranger. I’m on the exec team of the Student Association for Medical Aid, and we do fundraisers and stuff. I’m also a tour guide, and I teach with Making Waves, which is this program where every Sunday we teach swimming to students with disabilities.