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Spotlight Jeanna Thottungal

Name: Jeanna Thottungal

Hometown: Fremont, CA

Year / Major: Incoming Senior / Communication 



1. What is your ideal dream vacation?

A: My dream vacation would involve taking a cruise with my closest friends to one of the Hawaiian Islands. Cruise ships hold a special place in my heart, specifically their midnight buffets and endless drink refills. From photos I’ve seen, I can already tell that Hawaii is the closest thing to heaven on Earth with its lush greenery and thriving marine life. I would make it a priority to take advantage of the stunning beach view and take a scuba diving lesson or two.  


2.  What are you most passionate about?

A: Over the past few years, I’ve come to learn that most, if not all my hobbies are deeply rooted in art from dabbling in Canva graphic design to testing my makeup skills on friends & family. As of recently, I’m most passionate about painting still life using my HIMI gouache paint set from Amazon. 


3. What is your dream job?

A: I’m not exactly sure what my dream job is yet and I think that’s something people figure out overtime and with experience. I can confidently say I see myself in the marketing field or working in the beauty industry. 


4. What is your favorite way to spend a day off?

A: When I’m not finishing up homework for my classes, I love spending time in the great outdoors with my two pet chickens. When quarantine first took off, I bought two 4-week old silkie chickens. Since that time, they have grown tremendously and have become best friends. I enjoy spending my days off spoiling them with pomegranate seeds from my garden and giving them lots of love! I would end my day off by brewing myself a hot cup of chamomile tea to drink while binge-watching Atlanta.