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Cierra Dillard ’17

Name: Cierra Dillard
Hometown: “I was born in Virginia! My mother was in the navy, I was there for two years and then I was in Chicago until I started school. I was then moved to Wisconsin where I went to school for kindergarten and first grade. I then moved back to Chicago. I was there for 2-5 grade. Then I moved back and forth from Illinois to Minnesota through 6-9th grade. I graduated from Shakopee MN.”
Year: junior
Major: social work
Relationship status: “I have a girlfriend, her name is Nikki.”
Orientation: “I identify as bisexual.”
HC: Why did you decide to attend MNSU?
Cierra Dillard: I wanted to be close enough to my mother, just in case I ever really need her, and I wanted to be far enough that I can really be on my own. Also, this school has an awesome plan for social workers. Also my favorite color is purple, so that went into the factor as well.
HC: What do you like to do in your free time?
CD: I like to hang out with my friends in the LGBT center or Women’s Center and play cards, or watch our weekly shows. I’m also a book worm, so whenever I have time I like to escape into the many books that I have at home.  
HC: What do you look for in a partner?
CD: I really like when someone can make me laugh. I’m such a joker that if you can laugh at my jokes and I can laugh at yours, we’ll get along perfect. I also like someone that can challenge me and my thinking, someone who can tell me I’m wrong when I think I’m right. 
HC: What is your ideal date?
CD: I love roller coasters, so if someone was to take me to a date at the amusement park, I’d love them forever. Because it’s cold right now, I’d love to go to an improv show or a comedy show and laugh and joke. 
HC: Who is your favorite feminist icon?
CD: I would have to say Queen Latifah!
HC: If you could marry any celebrity, who would it be?
CD: Ether Rihanna, or Zendaya.
HC: Where do you see yourself in five years?
CD: Hopefully living comfortably with my partner, and making new pathways in my field of work.
HC: What is something that most people don’t know about you?
CD:  I am able to say the ABC’s in three languages. 
HC: What is your favorite restaurant?
CD: Golden Corral 
HC: What has been your favorite class at MNSU so far?
CD: GWS: Gender Race and Pop Culture.  
HC: What is something you want to do before you die?
CD: I want to go to every 6 Flags Great America around the world. Also I want to skydive, but I might get to do that for my birthday next year.
HC: What is your favorite TV show?
CD: As of right now, Blacklist on Netflix, and on T.V it’s Empire.
HC: What is your favorite song right now?
CD: I love “No Role Modelz” by J. Cole, “Tell Your Friend” and “Loser” by The Weeknd, and “Unfold” by Alina Baraz & Galimatias
HC: How do you feel about being chosen as the Campus Cutie?
CD: I feel so flattered that I was thought to be a cutie, by someone who is gorgeous. And honored to be a part of this whole thing!
Hello! My name is Leah Rost and I'm a senior Gender and Women's Studies major double minoring in Creative Writing and Sexualities Studies. This is my second year as an intern for the Women's Center and I am President of Gender and Women's Studies club. In my free time I write poetry, do yoga, hike and love to laugh a lot!
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