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Campus Cutie: Isabel Hasselbalch

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at American chapter.

Name: Isabel Hasselbalch

Major: International Relations and Art History

Hometown: Lincoln, NE

Relationship Status: Single (and ready to mingle)

Her Campus at American University: What are you involved with on campus?

Isabel Hasselbalch: I am in Alpha Xi Delta, a social sorority here on campus. I am also in club sailing!

HCAU: How did you get interested in sailing?

IH: I learned how to sail when I was a little kid at camp and when I saw that American had a team I thought it would be a fun new way to get involved and make friends.

HCAU: What is your favorite thing about AU?

IH: I really like how there are really accomplished professors who have done cool things and all my friends.

HCAU: What’s your favorite thing to do in DC?

IH: My favorite thing to do in DC is trying different brunch spots. I also like to go on walks and runs in the city and explore places that you wouldn’t typically see in an Uber. My Uber rating is a 4.7 so I might as well walk everywhere anyway.

HCAU: What is your ideal date?

IH: My ideal date would be spending a day on a yacht somewhere tropical, like Bachelor style.

HCAU: What is your favorite brunch spot?

IH: Roofers Union because I can get a different dish every time, and I always leave full and happy.

HCAU: What is your favorite Netflix binge show?

IH: How to Get Away with Murder is definitely my go-to.

HCAU: What’s your perfect Sunday?

IH: Okay so, my ideal Sunday would involve me waking up early and making pancakes. I would then go on a hike with my dog and read a nice book outside on a patio or a porch. To top off my Sunday, I would end the day by making a big dinner with my whole family.


HCAU: What is something most people don’t know about you?

IH: I have a fitness account on Instagram, follow me @bbgirlz. My family also owned a farm.

HCAU: What would say is your best quality?

IH: My sense of humor. I am very sarcastic and witty, and I really do love self-deprecating humor.

HCAU: What’s your go-to snack?

IH: My favorite snack is chips and salsa.

HCAU: What’s your favorite pick-up line?

IH: Hold on. Let me look for my favorite line on Tinder. “Is that your baby?” People always ask that because I have a picture of my niece on there. It’s a great conversation starter.

HCAU: Would you say it’s more important to have a large friend group or a few close friends?

IH: A few close friends, for sure. I think it’s better to have a few people who are know you really well and who always have your back. For example, me and my four roommates are super close, and I just know they would do anything for me. We have been friends since welcome week!

HCAU: What’s your biggest fear?

IH: Dying in a car accident because I really suck at driving. My death is imminent every time I get behind the wheel.

HCAU: What do you value most in life?

IH: Genuine relationships with people.

To get to know even more about Isabel, you can find her studying at the Bridge. Just be on the lookout for this fiery red-headed campus cutie and the rest will be history.

(All photos belong to Isabel Hasselbalch)