Campus Celebrity: Maris Malanoski '20

Meet this week's Campus Celebrity is Maris Malanoski! She is a sophomore at HWS and is majoring in economics. Make sure to say hi if you see Hobart and William Smith's newest Celebrity. Read on to learn more about her!


The Basics

Name:  Maris Malanoski

Year: Sophomore

Major: Economics 

Hometown: Elmira NY, currently lives in Springfield IL

Activities: Playing tennis, snow skiing, going to the movies, shopping, cooking/baking and hanging with friends

Relationship Status: Single


Place to Party: Anywhere that’s having a theme

Place on Campus: The library... Just kidding, probably sitting on a bench on Main Street looking out at Seneca Lake

Type of Food: Seafood

TV Show: Friends

Movie: I love a lot of favorite movies like The Great Gatsby, The Intern, La La Land, Age of Adeline... the list continues.


OW: How do you feel about being nominated as Campus Celebrity?

MM: I feel honored.

OW: What is your style?

MM: I definitely dress on the preppy side.

OW: What do you look for in a guy?

MM: Someone who is confident, friendly and caring to others. They have to be sweet and make me laugh (which is not hard to do). He also needs to have a great smile.

OW: What is your idea of the perfect date in Geneva, New York?

MM: Anything that you can tell that the other person put a lot of effort into planning for the date.

OW: What is something that most people do not know about you?

MM: I have three siblings, but many people assume I am an only child for some reason.

OW: Who is your role model?

MM: My sister, Molleigh.

OW: If you could travel to any part of the world where would it be?

MM: Patagonia.

OW: Do you have a motto you live by?

MM: “Nothing great is ever achieved without much enduring.”

OW: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

MM: Living in Boston with a great job, and I want a dog.

OW: What’s your most embarrassing moment?

MM: Running into a room filled with people that were having a party when I was trying to hide from someone.

OW: If you could hang out with anyone in the world for a day, living or dead, who would it be?

MM: My Grandpa Mike who passed away when I was two years old.

OW: What is something on your bucket list?

MM: I want to go to every Grand Slam tournament in tennis.

OW: What do you want to be remembered for at HWS?

MM: Being the best transfer student that ever came to HWS.

Remember to say hi if you see our celebrity on campus this week!