Name: Marilyn Medina
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Major/minor: Health and Society
What brought me to Beloit: My step mom, who played a huge part in helping me get to college, is a Beloit alumna.
My favorite class so far, and why you should take it: Comparative Health Systems with Ron Watson. I’m fascinated by the many different health systems countries have; it was such an eye-opening class.
You may have seen me: Being loud with my friends.
How I got involved with the Beloit International Film Festival: My friend Alex introduced me to it, and I have been hooked ever since.
What the experience has taught me: I had no prior knowledge about anything cinema, but I have learned so much from how movies are created to how to critique them.
The BIFF movie/event you shouldn't miss: The silent film showcase! It’s at the Eclipse Center on Saturday, Feb. 22, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
What’s on your desert island jukebox? Every Beatles song ever recorded, “When you were young,” The Killers; “White nights,” Oh land; “Doo wop,” Lauryn Hill; “Come close,” Common; “The best is yet to come,” Frank Sinatra; “Sea of Love,” Phil Phillips…and so much more.
Favorite meal? I love pizza, if anyone ever brought me a heart shaped pizza…*love*
Any advice? Do what you love….and if possible, get paid for it.
What gets you up in the morning? Music and yoga, It’s such a strong yet calming way to start the day.
Heroes: My dad, he’s such a hard worker! I can only hope to be half as brilliant as he is.
What’s your favorite hidden gem here in the area? Bushel & Peck’s. I’m kind of a health freak, and they are a great little organic spot with a great atmosphere.