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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at HWS chapter.

Name: Riley Poisson

Year: Sophomore

Major: Geoscience and Environmental Studies

Hometown: Canandaigua, NY

Campus Involvement: Member of the William Smith Cross Country team, EcoRep, water quality worker at FLI, HWS improv

Relationship Status: Single

Interested in: women & men

Celebrity Crush: David Duchovny

Describe yourself in 3 words: hardworking, easy-going, blunt



Place on Campus: The docks

TV show: The Truman Show (Movie), Rick and Morty (TV)

Food: Waffles

Class: Environmental Chemistry


JN: What quote do you live by and why?

RP: “Don’t compromise yourself.  You’re all you’ve got.” It is easy to get caught up in what everyone else is doing that you forget to remain true to your values and your own person– we need to emphasize that self expression is important (because it is easy to forget that)!


JN: If you could spend the day with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?

RP: David Bowie


JN: If you could live anywhere in the world where would you live?

RP: Hawaii​  


JN: How do you feel about being nominated as a Campus Cutie?

RP: Super honored (thanks Julia) (;


JN: What would you like to be remembered for?

RP: I would like to be remembered by my volunteer service that I have (and will) do[ne]!

Julia is a biochemistry major on the pre-med track. She aspires to be an OB/GYN and is focused on writing blogs about women's health. When not writing, Julia is also a member of Koshare Dance Collective.