Name: Katia Pilar Colin’16.
Hometown: Waukegan, Ill.
Major/minor: Environmental biology.
What brought me to Beloit: A higher education, but I've learned that Beloit is so much more than that. I'm grateful for the opportunities and the people.
My favorite class so far, and why you should take it: Anthropology and sociology, because they taught me the importance of culture and societal forces.
You may have seen me: In OEC, Peace and Justice house, Java Joint, the library, or C-Haus
How I got involved with the Beloit International Film Festival: Kristy McClammer got me to volunteer last year, and it was great meeting all the filmmakers! I knew I wanted to be part of the festival once I learned more about it.
What the experience has taught me: That working can be very fun if you like your coworkers, and that there is a lot of unknown great art out there.
The BIFF movie/event you shouldn't miss: Tu Seras Un Homme. Interesting, engaging story that leaves you thinking and that features very real, charming characters.
What are you working on? I am one of the contacts for the filmmakers coming to Beloit. Many are going to attend the festival, and everyone should go see their films!
What’s on your desert island jukebox? The Beatles, Manu Chao, and anything with a good beat and sung from the heart.
What’s on your Beloit College bucket list? Have a lot of interesting conversations, and learn an instrument well enough to jam.
Any do-over requests to lodge with the universe? Explain. No climate change. Plus, because of this winter.
Favorite meal? Anything homemade and with avocado and cheese. Yeah.
What can’t you live without? My journal and a pen. I like to have them around so that I can write down any idea that pops into my mind.
Any advice? Every good is perfection. And find inspiration every day.
What do you do in your free time? What do you wish you did in your free time? I read, write, spend time with my loved ones, and learn stuff. I would like to spend more time outside. Kind of hard right now. Haha.
Who are your top-three fantasy dinner party guests? Don't have them. This is tough. Paul McCartney, Lao Tzu, and Abraham Lincoln for now.
What gets you up in the morning? The possibility of learning more about the world and having exciting adventures.
Who are your heroes? My family. I really like them. They inspire me every day.
What’s your favorite hidden gem here in the area? The swing chair by the Wright Museum in the summer at noon. Sunny, green, peaceful, and beautiful.
Proudest moment? When I finish backpacking trips with OEC. They're often scary and tough, but it's great to get lost in the middle of nowhere with no responsibilities.
What’s your karaoke standard? Not good at all, but I try. Haha.
What are you most looking forward to? Traveling to foreign lands, meeting new people, eating their food, experiencing their culture, and owning a hammock someday.