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Meet Nick Granato ’15

Basics
Hometown:  
Everywhere... I was born in Los Angeles and lived there for two years.  Then I moved to Los Gatos, then Denver, and finally Pittsburgh, which is where I live now
School/Year:  2015
Major:  Marketing
Residence Hall:  Man Hall (Campisi)

SCU Life
What activities and clubs are you in?  This year, I’m a Search Retreat Leader and part of Bronco MVPs.  I plan on joining other clubs on campus, such as the Shadow SCU Program and business-oriented clubs
What is your favorite place on campus?  The pool
Favorite Class?  Basic Painting
Worst Class?  Philosophy
What is your favorite SCU memory?  Halloween weekend last year
Why did you choose SCU?  The weather, the people, and the Leavey School of Business
What’s one thing you want to do before you graduate?  Swim in Benson Fountain

Fun Facts
What is your guilty pleasure?  Spending money
What type of music do you listen to?  Country and indie rock
What is the one place you want to visit?  Venice, Italy
What is your dream job?  Owning my own zoo, but if that doesn’t work out, working at Google
What is your most embarrassing moment?  I hugged this girl that was trying to hug the person behind me, and then I realized I didn’t even know the girl at all
Who is your celebrity crush?  Milo Ventimiglia because he’s hot and a vegetarian

Favorites
Favorite Movie:  Dan In Real Life
Favorite TV Show:  White Collar or Friends
Favorite Book:  Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Favorite Animal:  So many-- tigers, peacocks, and kangaroos
Favorite Sports team:  Pittsburgh Penguins
Favorite Food:  Veggie burgers and vegetables

Love Life
Single or taken?  Single
Ideal first date:  Something casual...like going to a zoo or grabbing a bite to eat somewhere
Deal Breakers:  Too clingy, superficial
First thing(s) you notice in a guy:  His smile, eyes, and scruff
Pet Peeves:  Being booty-called

This or That
East Coast/West Coast:  West Coast...for sure.
Pancakes/Waffles:  Waffles
Henry’s/Taco Bell:  Henry’s
Barack Obama/Mitt Romney:  Michelle Obama
Ryan Gosling/Ryan Reynolds:  Ryan Gosling
Mila Kunis/Natalie Portman:  Natalie Portman

Sydney is a senior at Santa Clara University majoring in marketing and minoring in international business. She's originally from Washington, DC, but absolutely loves living on the opposite coast and soaking up the California sunshine during the school year! On campus, Sydney is involved in the Peer Judicial Board, Shadow SCU Program, and intramural sports. Some of her favorite things include running, listening to music, watching old episodes of The O.C., and painting.
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