Name: Zachary Mendelson
Hometown: Rancho Santa Margarita
Major: Biological Sciences
What made you choose your school? My parents! At first I was a little upset about it, but I've come to find in the last year that this school is not only the perfect fit for my tastes and personality, but well-equipped to get me prepared to start a successful life.
What is your biggest pet peeve? I absolutely detest it when people decide to slam the door while you're sleeping. I mean, honestly. Really?
What is your favorite book, movie, or TV show and why? My favourite book is The Count of Monte Cristo, the unabridged version. SUCH A GOOD BOOK. Its philosophies and stories have influenced my life in such a way that it has become a permanent part of me.
What are your plans for after graduation? I'm looking to get into a Grad School for Scientific Journalism. I don't really know where yet, but I'm trying not to think too hard about it just yet. Wherever I end up, I want to end up studying marine biology.
What activity makes you happy? I love to write. I also love to look at aquatic critters. I also love to write about aquatic critters. In my free time I can often be found distant in thought about some story I had been entertaining in day dreams earlier that evening.
What is something about you that might surprise someone? I eat strawberries whole. Stem and all.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why? Japan during the Fall, for it has beautiful cherry blossoms. Or is that Spring. That's probably Spring, but I would visit in the Fall anyway because that's my favourite month. There, and any place in South America.
If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be? Human Projector Man. If I had a super power it would be that I would be able to project my thoughts in vibrant technicolor picture on any given blank wall. How that would make me a hero I don't know, unless I became a hero of cinema arts or conceptual visualization, but... That is what I want.
If you had a million dollars, how would you spend it? I would probably give it all to a shelter or to people in need. I've never been a big fan of money, and I'd rather have a lot of people do things with a million dollars than just me.