Name: Jason Colombini
Major: Agricultural business with a minor in fruit science
Grade: Fourth year
Hometown: Linden, CA
Relationship Status: Single
Celebrity Crush: Amy Poehler
Fun Fact: My dads name is Jay, and I’m his son, so I’m “Jason” like “Jay’s son.” Also, I have never had a soda. And Jason graduates the day of his birthday, June 14th!
Her Campus: What do people say is your best quality?
Jason Colombini: Probably my honesty, you just know if I care about something I care about it, and if I’m telling you something, I’m telling you the truth.
HC: What is your ideal first date experience?
JC: Oh boy! For me, its difficult for me to give a straight answer on anything, but overarching, I would say go out to a nice dinner, not really a movie I kinda think that’s tacky, but I like to change it up so I know a couple good places in SLO, for instance, there’s a hill that has an overlook of the entire city. Start off with traditional, and end with something unexpected. And I’d be a gentleman too.
HC: What is an ultimate deal breaker in a relationship for you?
JC: (Laughs) I actually haven’t been in a full-blown relationship. I am looking obviously. I would say a deal breaker for me is someone who isn’t willing to compromise.
HC: What do you do to relax and destress?
JC: Going to the gym, I have it blocked in my calendar. You need that time to stay healthy. Your personal health needs to take precedence over everything. This is a great stress reliever, listening to music, for an hour, hour and a half tops. To get a workout in and just let it all go. I also like having the time to just sporadically grab lunch with someone.
HC: What’s your favorite part of the job?
JC: I think it’s just that you never know what’s going to happen, you never know who you’re going to meet, you just kinda go with it. I love office hours because you never know who’s going to show up with what issues, but you’re ready for it. I’m just excited to meet people, see how the university runs, and see what you can do to make a difference. It’s nice to feel good about what you’re doing.
HC: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
JC: I’d want to go somewhere exploring, the first thing on my mind could be going to Italy, seeing the family again, I could go to Africa, do some sort of humanitarian mission there, it incorporates some sort of conquering a mountain, or going to the artic circle or somewhere people wouldn’t normally think about. But just planning it, training for it, and doing it. I don’t know if I have a specific location off the top of my head, but an adventure somewhere.
HC: Where do you see yourself ten years from now?
JC: What would that be, 2024? By then I hope I have gotten some good travel in, seen good parts of our country and the world. I’ll probably be back on our family farm, I want to expand it and create a bigger business out of it. You know it is a good life when you’re living, well not in the middle of nowhere, I mean there’s a lot of people around but it’s pretty old fashioned everyone knows everyone, we have festivals and parades and stuff like that.
HC:If we were to give you a million dollars right now what is the first thing you would spend it on?
JC: Oh boy! The thing has always been for me that you only need what you need. For instance, the whole idea of “Oh I would love a cool Maserati” or something… Absolutely not! I see that and I’m like that’s not appealing to me. I have a 92 Chevy pickup and that was my dream car. Like I found my dream vehicle as is, so honestly I would probably keep some for building my dream house, and the rest of it would be donated for good causes, because you don’t need that much. I mean there’s so much money people have in this world that they’re just wasting. Or holding onto for no reason. Even if I had a million dollars I’d still be cutting coupons to go to the grocery store. Why would you not try to save money, and that money you save you can use for something else.
HC: Any message you want to share with the student body?
JC:I think sometimes we don’t realize how great Cal Poly is. I mean we have so many advantages that other schools don’t have. Don’t take it for granted; Cal Poly is a great place to be. I’ll always be there for the students, but I know that change takes time. College goes by very fast, you may not think that now, but once you get those last couple quarters it goes by faster than you think. Did you really enjoy your college experience? Ask yourself that. Whatever age you are right now, are enjoying your time at Cal Poly? And if the answer is no, you need to change something. You do not want to stick to that, however long you’re going to be here and then come to the last quarter and think wow I don’t what I really have great to look back on.