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Meet Rica Lelina

Rica Lelina is the Sigma Tau Delta Southwestern Region Associate Student Representative and is currently serving as her local chapter’s Secretary/Treasurer. She attends The University of Texas at Dallas in pursuance of a BA in Literary Studies. Outside of academia, Rica indulges her geeky side by playing video games and Dungeons and Dragons; attempts to create music via digital software, four-stringed instruments, and her kazoo; and occasionally likes to weave baskets to hold her knick knacks.

  1. My favorite movie is Howl’s Moving Castle.
  2. I never leave the house without my mini emergency sewing kit.
  3. If I had to eat one food for the rest of my life, it would be miso ramen.
  4. Growing up, I was sure I would be a published author.
  5. I know every word to the song Bop to the Top” from High School Musical.
  6. The best gift I’ve ever received was a heartfelt, handwritten note.
  7. My nickname in high school was Ricki.
  8. If you find me in the kitchen, I’m typically whipping up an iteration of pasta and/or cookies.
  9. I’m both a reader and a writer.
  10. The best paper title I ever created was “Seaweed Brain or Greek Hero? Percy Jackson and Antiheroism.”
  11. The literary place I’d most like to visit is Edinburgh.
  12. My dream job is a librarian.
  13. An author I truly admire is C.S. Lewis.
  14. My go-to children’s book is Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales.
  15. The destination at the top of my travel bucket list is Iceland, ideally while the Northern Lights are peaking.
  16. My favorite part of being an English Major is learning to develop a more critical perspective.
  17. The last book I read was The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben.
  18. My favorite book is everchanging, but currently it’s Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë.
  19. My favorite place to buy books is Recycled Books & Records in Denton, TX.
  20. In 10 years, I’m betting that the big trend in literature will be a focus on environmentalism in the wake of the corporate technological advances.
  21. My first job was babysitting.
  22. The last book I bought was Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata, and I have read it.
  23. The celebrity I’d most like to spend a day with is Taylor Swift.
  24. If I could move anywhere in the world, I’d live in Scotland, but I would also like to explore a semi-nomadic lifestyle and travel everywhere/anywhere.
  25. I’m a Ravenclaw.

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