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Meet THE Rebecca Epstein: Pots Performer And Campus Cutie

Name: Rebecca Epstein

Year: Junior

Major: English – Editing, Writing, and Media

Hometown: Palm Beach, Florida

Her Campus (HC): So to start Rebecca, what’s your favorite part about being a Florida State Student?

Rebecca Epstein (RE): My favorite part about being a Florida State Seminole is the overall energy the students have throughout the campus. Whether I am going to an on campus event, a football game, or just hanging out downtown, I feel like here there’s a spirit we all have within us that pulled us to go to this university.

HC: What are you involved with on campus?

RE: On campus I am heavily involved in the largest student run philanthropy called Dance Marathon. We raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network and also raise funds to do cancer research here on Florida State’s campus. I am a morale captain for the organization and my job is to inform, inspire, and get people excited all year round for the event. I am also a member of Alpha Chi Omega, and am constantly surrounded by sisters who support and love me unconditionally.

HC: What’s a normal Friday night like for you?

RE: At some point on any given Friday, I will typically have a sound check at the venue I am performing at (usually Potbelly’s). At around 5:30 I warm up in my car on the way to the venue and by 5:45 I am on stage singing for all my friends. It’s one of the most amazing feelings to be able to do what I love and get paid for it especially while hanging out with all my friends.

HC: How did you first get into performing?

RE: Haha, well according to my family I was singing before I was reading which is probably true because I come from a family of musicians. I used to even sing to the pitch of my alarm clock by my bed. When I was five I started taking singing lessons and I never really stopped.

HC: Where’s the coolest place you’ve performed?

RE: You know, I have been so blessed to perform at many different places, but this summer I got the opportunity to perform in downtown Nashville at a famous singer/songwriter venue which was absolutely amazing. It’s called Puckett’s and I was able to network with other musicians and it got me really inspired.

HC: Do your write your own songs? Where do you find inspiration?

RE: Oh yes. I have a notebook that I carry around with me pretty much at all times that has a notepad, and various songs I have written. I think I find most of my inspiration from experiences of myself, and other people in my life. Music is really just a story from prose to poetry that is set to a melody.

HC: So when can we buy your first album?

RE: Right now, you can download my first EDM single FOR FREE at https://soundcloud.com/officialkoh/dont-wanna-leave-rae-vs-koh

Also, I am currently in the works of creating an entire EP with two very talented engineers by my side.

HC:  Where do you see yourself in five years?

RE: Changing the world by using music as the message. Artists have the power to have such a positive impact in society and I hope in the next five years I’m one of those artists on a beach in California.

HC: When you’re not busy singing, what do you like to do in your spare time?

RE: I love running a lot… probably because I like eating a lot so they balance each other out. I like being outside, writing, and hanging with my sisters and my boyfriend.

HC: Favorite food?

RE: Chipotle, Chipotle, Chipotle and Pizza.

HC: Lastly, what are you watching on Netflix currently?

RE: As dark as this sounds I’ve really been into those creepy, serial killer kind of shows and am completely hooked on American Horror Story.

Sarah Shellabarger is a senior at Florida State University, majoring in English - Editing, Writing, Media and minoring in Communications. This is her third semester as a HCFSU staff writer. When she's not drowning in assigned readings, Sarah enjoys attempting to get celebrities to follow her on Twitter, daily Dunkin Donuts trips, praising Stevie Nicks, and (unsuccesfully) begging her boyfriend to buy her a kitten. Sarah hopes to one day put her witty banter to good use by writing for a clever yet underappreciated TV show, and eventually becoming the next Tina Fey.