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Eric Rose ‘16

Name: Eric Rose   Age: 21Year: juniorMajor: mechanical engineeringHometown: Daytona Beach, FLHeight: 5’9″Relationship status: “Single and ready to mingle!”Longest relationship: Six monthsFavorite movie: The Truman ShowFavorite book: The Visit by Friedrich DurrenmattBeyoncé or Rihanna: “Beyoncé for sure. She is the queen.”Favorite type of food: “Seafood, specifically shellfish.”Ideal first date: “Something simple, where we can chat and get to know each other very well. Maybe a picnic on a beautiful day.”Biggest pet peeve: “People talking about other people behind their backs, in a negative light.”Cats or dogs: “I love both! But I guess if I had to choose, dogs.”Favorite musician: “Currently: Delta Rae. Of all time: probably Rise Against. I like all kinds of music.”What song would you sing at karaoke night? “Monster” by Kanye West ft. Rick Ross, Bon Iver, Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj. That, or some freestyle rap. No, I’m not kidding.”What’s your favorite college memory? “Everything I’ve ever done with Theatre Strike Force, but probably my first big show at the Reitz Union at a summer Gator Nights.”What’s a deal-breaker for you in a girl? “She has to be kind and have a sense of humor that can deal with my terrible jokes and puns.”Are you involved in any clubs or organizations? “Theatre Strike Force! We do improv comedy for free all around campus.”Where do you see yourself in 10 years? “Leading a department working to either integrate wind and solar systems into our traditional energy production, or engineering and analyzing new ways to improve the efficiency of wind and solar energy.”If you could have dinner with three people, dead or alive, who would they be? “Martin Luther King, Jr., Albert Einstein and Leonardo da Vinci. I feel like each one could provide an extremely interesting and different viewpoint and talk about not just their respective fields, but also the adversities they faced.”Who’s your role model? “As weird as this is surely going to sound, my dog. She was diagnosed with SARS at about age 6, and she went blind because of it. Despite that, she was always happy and had a fantastic life and learned how to cope even with the disease. It was very inspiring, and I always wish to have her perseverance and confidence.”Where’s one place you’d love to travel to? “Italy! There’s so much history there, not to mention the amazing geography that one could see.”What’s your most embarrassing moment? “Probably the time I was crossdressing for Senior Cross Dress day at high school. I competed in the school’s talent show, singing “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen. I got boo’d off stage.”What are your hobbies? “Hanging out with friends, hiking, improv, video games, movies and music.”How did you feel when I approached you about being Campus Cutie? “Honored! It seemed like a lot of fun, and I was happy that I could do it!”

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