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Francesca Parks ’21

Name: Francesca Parks

Academic Year: Freshman – Undergraduate


Major: IDLS (Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies) minor in Elementary Education with a concentration in Social Sciences & History


What clubs/organizations are you involved in?

I’m in College Mentors. I like it a lot because it’s fun hanging out with little kids and helping them learn about college.


How do you like JMU?

I like it a lot but it’s different adjusting to the new environment.


What is your favorite part of campus?

I really love going to the football games. Go Dukes!


What is your favorite place to eat on campus?
My favorite place to eat is Sizzles by DHub. They have dank burgers that are on Five Guys level.


What is your favorite memory at JMU so far?

My favorite memory is Frog Week. I loved meeting new people and I have become super close with everyone.


What is your favorite class?

My favorite class is my yoga class for Kinesiology.


What is your favorite TV show?

I love The Office.


What is your favorite food?

My favorite food is watermelon.

Tell me a fun fact about you.
I had my first chicken wing this past summer.


What do you like to do in your free time?

I love taking naps, cleaning my dorm, putting on face masks, and watching Christmas movies.


What do you miss about home?

I miss my bed and the food back home.


What do you think your future will look like?

I want to live on the beach and be a teacher in a small school and have a bunch of babies and puppies.


What is your ideal honeymoon?

I would want my honeymoon to be at Disney World in Florida.


What is one place you want to go to in the world?

I really want to go to Barcelona because that’s where the Cheetah Girls “Strut”.


What is your favorite type of music?

It depends. In the summer I love to listen to country and in the winter I like to listen to songs I can vibe to. I also really love Big Time Rush. My favorite country song is “What Ifs” by Kane Brown. My favorite song to vibe to is “Therapy” by Khalid and my favorite BTR song right now is “Show Me”.



Jenny is currently an undergraduate student at JMU studying Health Sciences with a Pre-Dental. She loves discovering new music and places to eat, shopping, Netflix, and coffee. Born and raised in D.C. she has a love for her hometown but also for her new home in Harrisonburg! You can always catch her at the library or strolling around campus with friends.
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