March 31, 2005
What opponent would you like to beat the most?
I'm really looking forward to playing UCLA here at home. After the last time we played them at our tournament here in February, I think the entire team is ready for a rematch.
Who is a current or former Stanford student-athlete that you enjoy watching perform?
Definitely Chris Lewis. He's a gentleman, a friend, and a terrific athlete.
What is your favorite sport (to play or to watch) other than water polo?
Ever since watching Wimbledon a few years ago, I developed a new-found respect for tennis and its players.
What is your major, and how did you decide on it?
I'm majoring in Spanish and Portuguese--I didn't decide on it as much as it just made sense for me. When I declared, I realized that my class history proved my love of the two languages and I just sort of went with it from there. It was also a good decision for me because it's not a huge major, so I knew I'd have a chance to take other classes I really wanted to.
What is your favorite class at Stanford so far?
My favorite class so far was Ihum because of the interesting and silly people I met.
What is the best book you've ever read?
It's impossible to say the best book I've ever read because I have lots of favorites, but if I had to name one, it would be A Genius By Moonlight by W.J.M Brady. Right now I'm reading a hilarious book by Robert M. Sapolsky (a Stanford professor, coincidentally) called A Primate's Memoir, which is quickly becoming a favorite.
What is one moment in history that you wish you could have seen?
I think it would have been wonderful to be around when my parents were growing up or were my age; from the stories I've heard it would really be something to see!
Do you have a favorite midnight or pre-game snack?
Cereal is a good snack at all times of day!
What's it like to be on the team with your twin sister?
A comfort as well as a challenge. Having her here with me makes playing something really fun, something that strengthens our friendship in and out of the water, but at the same time, she's always challenging me to be better and faster and stronger, which I can never thank her enough for.
If you were going on a road-trip and could only take one CD, what artist(s) would be on it?
ELO, Jackson Browne, Elliot Smith, George Harrison, Miles Davis, Joao Gilberto....
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
It's hard to say, really. I may be on the other side of law school working in public interest law, I could be make crepes at a restaurant, I could be in the peace corps in Africa or living with my boyfriend in Brazil. I love having no idea!
What was the best advice you've received?
My dad has always told me, "Every moment is a place you've never been", which reminds me to see the possibility of the future but to also cherish being in the here and now.