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Her Campus Loves Madewell Event Recap!


On April 26th collegiettes from all over San Francisco popped in the Madewell store at the Westfield Mall for an event with a splash of pink. The event hosted by the USF and SF State Her Campus branches was the first time both groups of city ladies were able to come together to celebrate the launch of both branches this past school year.

From the moment collegiettes entered the event they were surrounded by the new adorable summer clothing from Madewell, sweet treats, Izze drinks, and free massages! Let us not forget that all of the items were 30% off, which I know our event goers were very, very thankful for.

Of course, there were a few lucky ladies who won the raffle prizes. We would like to thank our generous raffle donors: Origins, Salted Stones, Bubbles Boutique, Hilside Bags, and Bobbi Brown. Congratulations to all of you lucky collegiettes who won a raffle prize! Also, thank you to the numerous companies that donated items for goodie bags for the first fifteen people at the door!

This event would not have been possible without the wonderful workers at Madewell. On behalf of the USF Her Campus branch, I would like to say a BIG thank you to Madewell! Make sure to put in your calendars the Madewell Denim Road Trip that will be coming to SF on May 16th from 12-7 pm on Grant Ave. and Geary St. Check their Facebook page for more information!

Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg


What would it be like to be honored by the White House as a Champion of Change? Well, USF faculty member in the Politics Department, Dr. Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, can tell you all about it. Seven years ago, Wanjiru founded the international organization, Akili Dada, to help increase women’s voices in decision making in Kenya. Wanjiru is one of the inspirational women leaders in the world who saw a major problem, wanted to do something about it, and actually went out and made a difference. Don’t be surprised if you hear her name more often in the future!

Where are you from?
Nairobi, Kenya but I am also a U.S. citizen. I came to the U.S. when I was fourteen.

What exactly is Akili Dada?
Akili Dada is a leadership incubator and we’re trying to increase the number of African women who are engaged in decision-making, not just political decision making, but everything from the community level to corporate, civil society government and everything in between. We are essentially saying we have to have African women at the table who are making constructive, progressive contributions to debates.

What was your reaction when you found out you were receiving this honor?
I was sitting at my desk and I glanced over at my e-mail and about fell off my chair. I found out about two weeks before the award in January. It has been a total game changer for Akili Dada since then.

Kristin Kilarski ‘15


Age: 19
Housing: Phelan
Hometown: Roseville, CA
Major: Biology with Pre-med and Minor in Neuroscience
Relationship Status: Sorry men, she’s taken!

Love the outdoors? Live for adventures? Love smart ladies? If you answered yes to any of these three, then read through this week’s cutie interview and you’ll see as to why she is already taken!

What are your interests?
I love to dance and play tennis. I also love to go for runs in Golden Gate Park and hang out at Ocean Beach.

What are you most involved in on campus?
DELTA ZETA! We do a lot of philanthropy events, such as TTAT and Relay for life on campus, and recently had our Greek Week events!

Fun fact?
I am currently addicted to and go on for at least an hour everyday.

Describe your perfect guy.
Well this difficult. I definitely seem to have a thing for guys with brown hair and who are athletic. I definitely like a guy who I can workout with. My perfect guy would also be hilarious and always have me laughing. Also, he would get along with my friends and go out with us. He would be smart, but not arrogant (it’s possible) and know what he wants to do with his life. He would be extremely adventurous, down to go rock-climbing or skydiving with me, but down to earth and loved by my family.

What is your guilty pleasure?
Hm...I would say the show, The Bachelor. It is probably the one show I get way too tied up in and actually yell at the tv (laughs.)

Nic Jurand'15

Age: 18

Age: 18
Housing: Gilson
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Major: Undeclared Arts & Sciences
Relationship Status: Single

Calling all USF ladies who are looking for a relaxed and exciting guy with big ambitions? Look no furthur than Nic!

What are your interests/hobbies?
Skateboarding, music, making movies, sports, video games, and working out.
Three words to describe you?
Observant, chill, and funny.
Top pet peeves when it comes to girls?
Girls that play games or are unnecessarily awkward.
Describe your perfect USF girl.
 Down to earth, not boring, doesn't take things too seriously, sense of humor, pretty, and dresses cool.
Fun fact?
I can speak Swedish.
Dream job?
Head of a modest artist's agency or actor.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Failure to prepare is preparation for failure.
What’s on your bucket list before graduation?
I just want to enjoy myself, keep the films coming, and get my money up!

Jeremy Kim'11


Age: 18
Housing: Hayes-Healy
Hometown: Burlingame, CA
Major: Design
Relationship Status: Single

Meet this week's campus cutie, Jeremy Kim. When he's not riding around on his bike looking dashing as ever, he's probably sketching away. A man that understands a woman and appreciates fashion, now that's a keeper.

Three words to describe you?
Quiet, complex, and distinct.

What are your interests/hobbies?
Art, skating, bikes, and fashion.

What do you look for in a girl?
Sense of style, smile, and maturity level.

Biggest pet peeve?
When people lie and fake the funk.

Your favorite part of USF so far?
Meeting new friends.

What do you want to do in the future?
I want to integrate illustration skills into fashion and other product design. A clothing line could be a small future project, making sweaters, tees, and hats/beanies for young people, but I'm more interested in fashion illustration and working with colors and patterns. The fashion industry is where I see myself, but I am still discovering new ways to express ideas in trendy and fun ways.

Something unique?
My sister owns X-Generation on Haight.

Alejandro Ledesma '12


Age: 22
Grade: 4th year
Hometown: Barcelona
Housing: Off Campus
Relationship Status: Single
Major: Business

Watch out collegiettes, this foreign exchange student is sure to win you over with his smile and Spanish charm ;)
Describe your personality.
I’m confident, funny, and I love meeting new people. Also, I love to party and play all kinds of sports.
Why did you choose to study abroad at USF?
I wanted to be in San Francisco because all of my friends told me that it was an incredible city.
What do you like the most about USF girls?
I haven’t met a lot of them, but they seem to be friendly and funny.
What are your hopes for the future?
Start my own business and maybe live in San Francisco for a few years.
Turn ons for girls?
Good smile, funny, and mature.
What do you find the most confusing about girls?
You never know what they really want.
Fun facts about yourself.
I speak four languages and I love Formula 1. 

Maxence Leconte ‘13


Age: 21
Class Year: Junior
Hometown: France
Living: Loyola Village
Major: History
Relationship Status: It’s a secret;)

Why did you choose USF? I wanted to be on the West Coast. It came down to USF and Santa Clara, but I chose USF because I wanted to be in the city of San Francisco.
Favorite thing about USF? The people and the atmosphere at the school are really great.
Dream job? French teacher in the U.S.
Three fun facts? I have a twin sister, I’m colorblind, and I love to cook.
What do you look for in a girl? I like a girl who is outgoing and a lot of fun.
Any celebrity crushes? Not at all. In my opinion, when you don’t know someone it’s hard to have a crush on them.
If you could trade places with anyone, who would it be? A famous photographer because you get to travel a lot, which is great. Also, you get to see the world from a different point of view, through your art and the people you meet.
If you could have dinner with anyone dead or alive, who would it be? Cartier Bresson, a French photographer, because I really love his work and he made a revolution in photography. He took photos the way he lived, as if everything was a “decisive moment”.

Eli MacDonald '15


Class Year: Freshman
Hometown: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Living: Hayes-Healy
Major: Latin American Studies
Relationship Status: Single

An outgoing rugby player who has a passion for helping others.
Why did you choose USF?
I chose USF because of the city and the McCarthy Institute, which is a service-learning institute that does awesome study abroad trips in South America.
What traits do you look for in a girl?
I look for someone that has a good sense of humor and a love of life.
What are your hobbies/ interests?
I play rugby for USF, but besides that I surf and I'm in a band.
Celebrity crush?
I don’t have one. I think celebrities poison the earth. (laughs)

What do you want to do when you graduate?
I’m planning on going back to Guatemala to do human rights work.
One interesting fact:
I’m going backpacking in the Redwoods for a week by myself during Spring Break and I’m stoked!

The City’s Super Bowl Hot Spots


Well, collegiettes it’s that time of the year. February, which for most girls means the anticipation of Valentine’s Day, but for most guys it’s the Super Bowl. On February 5, many will get together to watch the game between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants. Even though our home team the 49ers will not be playing, we suggest you get a group of friends together and watch the game in the city. Here are a few popular places around San Francisco that are guaranteed to make the 2012 Super Bowl an experience you will always remember!
Kezar Pub

SF Weekly’s Best of the Bay voted Kezar Pub and Restaurant Best Sports Bar 2011. This hot spot is well known for the service, food, and entertainment. If you’re looking for a rowdy crowd with a lot of excitement, Kezar will for sure meet your needs.
Located at 770 Stanyan Street, San Francisco
Well known for it’s great location across the street from AT&T park, Momo’s is most popular among those who are 21+. If you and your friends are in the mood to watch the game over a nice dinner without a lot of noise, this is the place. We suggest checking out the menu ahead of time since there are so many wonderful food choices.
Located at 760 Second Street, San Francisco
Public House
Those who enjoy watching sports around a lot of other people would recommend the Public House. Along with their great menu, people rave about how fun the atmosphere is. If you’re 21+ this spot is sure to not disappoint.
Located at 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco
The Taco Shop

Nicole Garlit '14


Name: Nicole Garlit
From: Milipitas, California
Class of: 2014
Housing: Gillson
Hometown: Milipitas
Major: Exercise and Sport Science
Relationship Status: Single


A genuine R.A. in Gillson who is sure to never bore you! 

Do you have a celebrity crush?

- My celebrity crushes would have to be Kobe Bryant and Ryan Gosling. 

What do you do in your spare time?

-I love going to the gym, hanging out with friends, eating, sleeping, and dancing.

What is your idea of a perfect date?

-My idea of a perfect date would have to be where the guy plans his own date and I don't have to plan it. I like to go out and do activities, such as a picnic at the beach or bowling. 

What do you like the most about USF guys?

-There's not very many of them, but the soccer and baseball guys are really hot. Also, there's more of a variety of guys compared to back home.

If you could bring three items with you to a deserted island, what would they be?

-My chapstick, my phone, and a sleeping bag.