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Katie Schafer

Name: Katie Schafer

Hometown: Marietta, GA

Major: Public Relations and Political Science

Relationship status: “To my family members reading this, yes I’m still single.”

Favorite band: “Does Adele count as a band?”

Favorite place to study on campus: Gorgas 4M

Favorite place to eat in Tuscaloosa: Ichiban

What is your favorite part about your major? “Learning how to get my message to cut through the media clutter. On top of that, my peers are incredibly talented at what they do. It’s inspiring to watch them succeed and know in the back of my mind that I have that opportunity, too.”

What is your favorite part about being in DG? “Ron Swanson/Buddy the Elf, the fluffy pillows in the third floor anchor room, Miss Christine, the gamma wave and most importantly never ever feeling alone.”

What's the best part about being in College Dems? “Being surrounded by motivated individuals who work their butts off to make the world a better place. They also get my jokes.”

What is the best joke you have ever heard? "Studies show you've already met your soulmate by age 21"

What has been the best class you have taken at UA so far? Constitutional Law with Dr. Joseph Smith

Who is your celebrity crush? Michael B. Jordan

What is the best concert you have ever gone to? James Taylor

Describe yourself in three words.  Glass Ceiling Cracker

What do you like to do in your free time? “I enjoy spending my time drinking on porches, seeking world peace and getting covered in dog hair.”

Where do you see yourself in five years? “Heck I don't even know what I'm doing tomorrow. I just hope I'm happy and making myself proud, because when it comes down to it that's the dream!”

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Helmi Henkin

Alabama '18

Helmi is a senior at The University of Alabama from Menlo Park, California studying psychology and French. She has been to 78 countries on seven continents! Her favorites are Finland (since that's where her family lives), Bali and Antarctica. When she's not in class or traveling she loves reading, singing and songwriting, and hanging out with friends.
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