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Allison Albitz

Allison Albitz
Hometown and what you love about it:
Dallas, Texas! I love that you can have sunny days year-round, and that it is the place where most of my family is located.
Areas of study and how you chose them:
Double major in Creative Writing and Communications with a concentration in Journalism. I chose these because I have a passion for writing and want to hone my skills in both areas.
What are you doing over Spring Break?
Going home to see my family and friends!
Why did you choose Chatham?
My grandmother and great aunt both graduated from Chatham in the ’60s, so they encouraged me from a very young age to come and visit. When I was a freshman in high school I finally did and fell in love with the campus and the atmosphere!
What advice do you have for prospective students making their college decision?
Don’t worry about it too much! I was a complete worrywart when it came to choosing which school to go to, but I would tell you to enjoy it! Most likely it will go a lot smoother than you think it will!
What’s surprised you most about Chatham so far?
I’m constantly amazed at the diversity of our student body! I knew coming into it that I would be in class with people from all different backgrounds, but there are so many people from all over the world studying at Chatham, I feel like I can get a feel for a bunch of different cultures!
Childhood Dream Job:
Anything where I could perform! I wanted to act, sing, and dance even though I didn’t necessarily have the skill set for all three!
Current Dream Job:
I would say anything that allows me to write and travel. Writing is my passion, but I also have a huge desire to see the world!
If you could only eat at one Pittsburgh restaurant for a full year, which one would you pick and why?
Mercurio’s on Walnut Street. Their pizza and bruschetta will blow your mind, and don’t even get me started on the gelato!
If you could be best friends with any movie character, who would you pick and why?
Kathleen Kelly from You’ve Got Mail — we would talk about books and bouquets of sharpened pencils all day!
If you could join the cast of any TV show, which one would you pick and why?
Seinfeld — I know it’s not on anymore, but they always had the best time and got into the craziest situations!
You have a friend visiting Pittsburgh for one day, and you’re planning the itinerary. Where do you take them?
I would definitely try to get them to a Penguins or Steelers game, and over to Schenley Park for some hiking. Then probably down to Walnut for pizza and shopping!
You can live in the world of one book for a day. Which one do you choose and why?
Harry Potter 100%! That’s probably a common answer, but who can pass up the magic of that world?
  Mara Flanagan is entering her seventh semester as a Chapter Advisor. After founding the Chatham University Her Campus chapter in November 2011, she served as Campus Correspondent until graduation in 2015. Mara works as a freelance social media consultant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She interned in incident command software publicity at ADASHI Systems, gamification at Evive Station, iQ Kids Radio in WQED’s Education Department, PR at Markowitz Communications, writing at WQED-FM, and marketing and product development at Bossa Nova Robotics. She loves jazz, filmmaking and circus arts.  
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