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Athlete of the Week: Kamili Rosenbaum

This week, Her Campus had the pleasure of getting to know women’s soccer player Kamili Rosenbaum. Kamili, who usually goes by Mili, is a Sophomore Kinesiology major from Montclair, New Jersey and loves to put on for her city. She is a member of Campus Curlz, Sisters Inspiring Sisters, Planned Parenthood Generation Action, and the Freddye T. Davy Honors College. Keep reading to get an inside look of Kamili’s world!


HC: How long have you been playing soccer and how did you get involved with the sport?

KR: I’ve been playing soccer since I was 8 years old which has been 11 years now. The first time I really wanted to get involved with soccer was after watching the 2006 World Cup with my dad and seeing how excited he got. I was like, “I definitely want to try this.”

HC: How has playing on a team contributed to your growth as an individual?

KR:  Playing on a team has definitely helped me develop social and leadership skills along with the ability to work coherently with teammates.

HC: What are some of your hobbies or secret talents outside of soccer?

KR: I’ve always enjoyed photography which has made me into a perfectionist and introduced me to filmmaking. I’ve made videos for family members and different events, others are just snippets of my life.

HC: What show are you currently binge watching on Netflix?

KR: I don’t really have time to watch Netflix but I could binge watch Narcos.

HC: Favorite place you have traveled?

KR: Ghana or Jamaica. In Ghana, I walked a bridge that was overlooking an entire rainforest and I led the whole group across only at the age of four. That was pretty cool and I also enjoyed their culture.

HC: What would a perfect day be like for you?

KR: A perfect day? In what world would that exist? But for me, it would consist of good food that doesn’t weigh my body down, music, and relaxation at the beach with nice weather.

HC: Describe your dream guy?

KR: My dream guy is a tall, dark chocolate man, with a slim muscular build. He has to be able to hold a deep conversation, laugh at my jokes and have a good sense of humor. Someone who is WOKE when it comes to social justice issues.

HC: If you could see one artist in concert who would it be?

KR: Right now, I would say SZA because her album is breathtaking along with her other music. CTRL is a banger.

HC: Favorite memory at HU?

KR: Last year I had a Christmas Party with some of my dorm mates that was really fun. I love being a hostess and Christmas is one of my favorite holidays. It was a great bonding experience for all of us with some truly good vibes.

HC: What do you love most about your hometown?

KR: I love Montclair. I love how diverse and liberal it is but there is also so much beauty and character to the town. It’s beautiful in the fall. But I would say that the best part are the food options, we have it all.

HC: What advice would you give to someone who is interested in being a student-athlete?

KR: I would make sure they know that playing a sport in college is much different than in High School. You have to be dedicated and know that school comes first. It really is a full time job.

If you loved getting to know Mili just as much as we did, be sure to follow her on Instagram @kamili.r and keep an eye out for her next season at the first home game!

Jordyn Edwards is a graduating senior at the illustrious Hampton University studying strategic communications with an emphasis in liberal studies. Jordyn creates for others while being deeply motivated for her passion of storytelling and helping women find their voices.
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