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

Name: Tara Ruchonnet

Age: 21
Major: History and Labor Studies minor.
Hometown: Manteca, Calif. (The 209, which recently became cool because of UFC).
Celebrity Crush: I love Tom Hardy and the Hemsworth brothers!
Favorite Alcoholic Beverage: Jagēr Bombs.
Which Part of Europe Was Your Favorite While Travelingl? Switzerland. Everything was gorgeous. It had the most beautiful castles and the BEST wine.
Favorite Hockey Team: San Jose Sharks and the Pittsburgh Penguins- even though I’m not from Pittsburgh, their players work so hard and deserve recognition.
Most Valued Player: Logan Couture from the Sharks.


Beauty Must-Haves: Anything Urban Decay! Because everything is just so beautiful. Naked changed my life! Their foundation, eyeshadows, everything – and they don’t test on animals!
Top-Played Pandora Playlists: Hip-Hop BBQ to party to… Mumford & Sons for homework… and Ellie Goulding and Sia always!
What Song is Your Anthem: Eye of the Needle – Sia… I’ve listened to it 121 times on iTunes. I just love it! It’s so powerful and makes me want to sing.
Netflix and Chill Faves: I just started Game of Thrones, also Friends re-runs never get old.
How many pets do you own: Two dogs, four cats, a hedgehog, a beta fish, and a tortoise! I love animals! Rex, my dog is my favorite because he always wants to be close to me and is always so happy and loves everyone and everything he meets.
Spirit Animal: A mermaid! Or a hedge hog because I have one, and we’re best friends, duh! His name is Reggie… he was also featured as a campus cuite!  ;)
Favorite Food Item in IV: Buffalo Chicken Cheese Fries from IV Deli. I easily get them twice a week. They know me there, it’s kinda embarrassing. 
If You Were a Starbucks Drink, What Drink Would You Be: I would be any kind of coffee with extra shots. I nap way too much and need all the energy I can get.  
Pet Peeves: When people leave hair in the shower… I also hate people who don’t have common sense and don’t take others into consideration.
Which Spice Girl Would Best Describe You: Baby Spice because I’m the baby of the family and I’m like always the the baby everywhere I go.
Janet is a fourth year Sociology major at UC Santa Barbara. She is originally a big city girl from the Bay Area who enjoys discovering new places and eateries. In her free time you can find her dancing, eating, and drinking coffee or wine, depending on the time of day. After UCSB she plans to pursue a career in public relations or marketing. Find out what she’s up to on Instagram @Janet_Q_
Kirby is a recent graduate from UCSB currently living in Los Angeles. As a proud Her Campus UCSB alum, she's happy to be back on the HC team covering one of her fave shows: "The Mindy Project." On any given day you can find her with her nose in a book (let's be real - it's a Kindle). In her free time, she likes petting dogs, binge-watching TV, and eating a lot of food. Find her on Instagram: @kirbynicoleb or @GirlBossEats.