Q: So we hear you're an up-and-coming director and have your own production company? Where'd this interest come from?
A: Yes, I am an up-and-coming director. My production company is called tRuth Productions. My interest in media actually began with acting, after watching "That's So Raven," believe it or not. It sounds corny, but when I saw someone on TV who looked like me I was inspired to go for my dream. Of course growing up my interests changed to film because I began to recognize the power that film had and the way that it could really make change.
Q. We know you sing. Who is your biggest musical influence?
A. Oh wow, there's no way I could pick just one. I would say my biggest musical influences are both new and old-school Gospel artist like Vickie Winans, Kirk Franklin, and Jonathan McReynolds (who I hope to marry one day!)
Q: What game show would you win and why?
A: I would win Jeopardy if the categories were on classic Disney Channel, MTV in the early 2000's, Uberfacts, Musicals, Kardashian facts, and Duke basketball because I'm an expert in those.... No really, I'm an expert in all of those and would rack up!
Q: What movies make you cry the hardest and laugh the hardest?
A: I've actually never cried during a movie, and I've literally been called heartless because of it. However, Tyler Perry's productions are hilarious!! Especially his plays which are on DVD. They are his best work, in my opinion.
Q: If you could only dance to one song for the rest of your life, what would that song be?
A: I love “Work” by Rihanna, but I gotta go with “End of Time” by Beyoncé! The music is phenomenal.
Q: When you first came to Beloit, what did you think “The Wall” actually was?
A: Honestly, when I was in elementary, we had a thing called "The Wall" too where kids had to go for a timeout. So I get here and everyone was telling me that they see everyone at The Wall and the parties happen at the wall, so I'm like dang, Beloit College has a timeout wall too, that's craaaazy. But I guess, I was wrong. Not that the school doesn't need one, though...
Q: What three words would describe you as a 13-year-old, and if one of them is not awkward how did you do it?
A: Leader, class clown, and teacher's pet. I know people are wondering how I could be both, but let me tell you it wasn't easy, it takes a lot of talent. I was never really awkward as a pre-teen, though. I don't know how I escaped it, because I was the only thick girl and the only black girl in my school, but I think instead of being shy about it and letting it hold me back I embraced it and that just brought out this funny, witty, confident being.
Q: How would your best friend describe you?
A: Petty or savage, but he often misspells pretty and caring.
Q: Would you consider a hot dog a sandwich?
A: No. Never.
Q. Where's your favorite place on campus?
A: The Green House. It's such a great environment and no one really goes there, so it's a great place to study too!
Q. What’s your opinion on the everyday usage of the phrase “it’s lit?”A. Ayyyyyooooo. I love the phrase. Personally I like to say "it's litty" with that hand motion.
Q. What's the biggest lie you've ever told yourself?
A: "You look good enough in those sweats to go out in public."
Q. If you could teleport home right now, would you do it and if so, what would be the first thing you would do?
A. Of course. The first thing I would do is sleep!