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Kirsten Swales

Kirsten Swales

Hometown: State College, PA

Major: English

Favorite place to study: Either the Milano reading room in the downtown library (mostly because it reminds me of Hogwarts) or The Grind coffee shop.

Hobbies/Interests: I love to read and write, play with my dogs, spend hours at Target and have relaxing movie nights with my friends.

Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby is one of my absolute faves, mostly because it took me 4 times reading through it and loving it more and more each time before I realized that English studies are my passion!

Favorite Band/Song: I LOVE any and all things Florida Georgia Line and country, but I'm also a big Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West fan.

Favorite Movie: The original Beauty and the Beast or Stepbrothers (anything with Will Ferrell has my approval). 

Favorite Place to Hang out on and off campus: On campus, I love to take a blanket up to the Mountainlair green and hang out with friends or read a book. Off campus, I really enjoy going out to the overlook at Coopers Rock. 

Favorite Tradition: Of course, I love the atmosphere of football games whenever I get to sing country roads with 60,000 members of my Mountaineer family. There's truly nothing else like it. But aside from that, I love the random moments when I'm not in Morgantown but I'm wearing a WVU shirt and I can hear people yell "Let's Go" and I get to yell back "Mountaineers!" It's always so cool to know that, no matter where I go, I'll always find my fellow Mountaineers!