Lita Waggoner

Name: Lita Waggoner

Hometown: Pelham, Alabama

Major: Public Health

Relationship status: ;)

Book: In Cold Blood

Favorite place to study on campus: “The Blackburn Institute office, or if it's a pretty day, outside at the Malone-Hood Plaza.”

What clubs are you involved in? “I’m an SGA Senator, a member of the Blackburn Institute, Crimson Carnations (Girl Scout volunteers) and Eta Sigma Gamma, Delta Xi chapter (health education honorary).”

What is your favorite part about your major? “Public health is an emerging field, so I enjoy how interdisciplinary my course of study is and how many different paths my career can take once I graduate.”

What has been the best class you have taken at UA so far? “My favorite class was NEW 237: Cooperation and Conflict, taught by Dr. Robert Hayes. The class discussions sometimes got heated—topics included public education, immigration, environmental justice, and welfare—but I left with a more collaborative, cooperative attitude and a solid group of friends.”

What is the best part about being in SGA? “I've met some amazing people in SGA. We sometimes disagree, but that is a normal part of the process. I also enjoy learning Robert's Rules of Order and having a better understanding of how a legislative body functions.”

If your life were an ice cream flavor what would it be? “Chocolate almond: classic, but a little nutty.”

Describe your dream date. “There's a planetarium in Huntsville that I would love to see on a date! But wherever I go on a date, there better be good food and good conversation.”

What do you like to do in your free time? “Cook! I am always looking for new recipes to try!”

What's the best advice you have ever gotten? “Good things happen to people who show up.”

Where do you see yourself in five years? “Financially stable and happy, either working a decent job or finishing up graduate school!”