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Meet Jessica Trad


Jessica Trad is a senior at Hastings College in Hastings, NE, pursuing a major in English. She is currently the President of the Alpha Alpha Psi Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta and the High Plains Region Student Representative. Jessica has presented creative fiction at the Sigma Tau Delta convention and enjoys creative writing as well as reading. She plans to attain a PhD in modernist literature and become a professor. In addition to reading and writing, Jessica enjoys music and traveling. During her junior year, Jessica was awarded an internship to pursue her passion for environmental awareness in Ireland.

  1. My favorite movie is Singin’ in the Rain.
  2. I never leave the house without ear buds and chapstick.
  3. If I had to eat one food for the rest of my life, it would be pasta!
  4. Growing up, I was sure I would be a famous singer.
  5. I know every word to the song Bohemian Rhapsody,” by Queen.
  6. The best gift I’ve ever received was Paul McCartney concert tickets!
  7. My nickname in high school was Macca.
  8. If you find me in the kitchen, I’m typically whipping up cereal—that’s about the extent of my culinary ability.
  9. I’m more of a writer.
  10. The best paper title I ever created was “Lifting the Gender Veil.”
  11. The literary place I’d most like to visit is The Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum.Hemingwayhouse
  12. My dream job is to own a coffee shop/bookstore.
  13. An author I truly admire is Joan Didion.
  14. My go-to children’s book is the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne.
  15. The destination at the top of my travel bucket list is Italy.
  16. My favorite part of being an English Major is being required to read (something I would be doing for fun anyway!).
  17. The last book I read was The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner.
  18. My favorite book is The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway.Shakespeare and Co
  19. My favorite bookstore is Shakespeare and Co, although I prefer to buy books from small second-hand shops.
  20. In 10 years, I’m betting that the big trend in literature will be dystopian novels or memoirs.
  21. My first job was waitressing.
  22. The last book I bought was The Brothers Karamazov, by Fyodor Dostoevsky, but I have not yet read it.Dr. Sylvia Earle
  23. The celebrity I’d most like to spend a day with is Dr. Sylvia Earle.
  24. If I could move anywhere in the world, I’d live in Amsterdam!
  25. My Hogwarts House is Hufflepuff!

JTrad-Shakespeare and Co

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