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Campus Cutie: Jessi Benveniste

Meet Jessi! This cute world traveler enjoys cooking healthy dinners, exploring the hidden hot springs of Oregon and volunteering with her time educating youth about social justice issues around the world. You can find her searching for flax seeds at the supermarket and singing to Motown music in the streets.

Name: Jessi Benveniste

Major: Globalization, Policy, and Environment

Minor: Nonprofit Management minor

HCO: Hometown?

Los Angeles, California

HCO: If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

South America because I am really interested in the culture and I love the Spanish language and the food. And I want to work in public health in Spanish speaking regions.

HCO: What is your favorite movie, and why?

Garden State! It’s a very realistic demonstration of life.

HCO: What three words would you use to describe yourself?

Active, awkward and adventurous.

HCO: Most admired quality in a person?

Being interested in learning.

HCO: Where do you see yourself in ten years from now?

A founder of a non-profit that works with children and health.

HCO: Favorite song of the moment?

I will always love ‘Drunk in Love’ by Beyoncé.

HCO: If you had a million dollars and had to spend it today, what would you buy?

Providing relief and reconstruction resources to refuges around the world. And dark chocolate.

HCO: What is your favorite college memory thus far?

Studying abroad in Seville, Spain.

 

HCO: If you were stranded on an island and could only bring three items, what would they be?

Dark chocolate, pen and a camera.

HCO: Where is your favorite place in the world?

My bed.

HCO: If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?

Flying!

HCO: And finally, if you had to eat at one restaurant in Eugene for the rest of college, where would you choose?

Pizza Research.

Rachel is a Junior at the University of Oregon studying Journalism, Advertising, and English. She is on the writing team for HCO. She aspires to become an editor of a fashion magazine, a food writer, or creative strategist at an advertising firm. Rachel has always loved the freedom of writing and loves all things creative, makeup, fashion, food and Art History. When not studying for school, she enjoys the beach, traveling, dancing, and eating Nutella.
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