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Meet Vanessa Macias Arias

Vanessa Macias Arias is the Midwestern Region Associate Student Representative and a graduate student at Northeastern Illinois University where she is part of the council for the Phi Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta. Other than reading and writing, she loves to draw, paint, do photography, and started out as a dance minor! Aside from her artistic side, she is a Certified Paralegal, president of the Pre-Law Society, and an aspiring lawyer.

  1. My favorite movie is My Girl.
  2. I never leave the house without my phone.
  3. If I had to eat one food for the rest of my life, it would be Arroz con Mole!
  4. Growing up, I was sure I would be a lawyer.
  5. I know every word to the song Car Radio,” by Twenty One Pilots.
  6. The best gift I’ve ever received was a Macbook Pro Laptop with Touchbar.
  7. My nickname in high school was LittleRed or V.
  8. If you find me in the kitchen, I’m typically whipping up French Crepes.
  9. I’m both a reader and a writer.
  10. The best paper title I ever created was “A Divergent Future” for a science fiction conference discussing political issues.
  11. The literary place I’d most like to visit is Shakespeare & Company (Paris) and Hay Castle Bookshop.Hay_Castle_Bookshop
  12. My dream job is to be a Lawyer/Professor.
  13. I don’t have an author I truly admire.
  14. My go-to children’s book is A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle.
  15. The destination at the top of my travel bucket list: In the states it would be Seattle, WA. Outside the country, it would be Thailand.
  16. My favorite part of being an English Major is being surrounded by amazing human beings and engaging in thoughtful discussions.
  17. The last book I read was Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert, by Terry Tempest Williams (it’s our 2020 Common Reader, get your copy today!).2020-Common-Reader
  18. My favorite series is Harry Potter, by J. K. Rowling.
  19. My favorite place to buy books is Half Price Books and Barnes & Noble.
  20. In 10 years, I’m betting that the big trend in literature will be activism.
  21. My first job was After School Matters, Photography.
  22. The last book I bought was Leading Constitutional Cases on Criminal Justice, I have read it.emma-watson
  23. The celebrity I’d most like to spend a day with is Emma Watson.
  24. If I could move anywhere in the world, I’d live in Seattle, WA!
  25. I’m a Ravenclaw/Gryffindor (31% each).


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