Name: Caitlyn Fennell
Hometown: Hamburg, NY
Major: International Relations
Grad Year: 2014
What made you choose your school? Canisius has an excellent reputation and alumni network, small class sizes, and it was close to home so I could save money by commuting.
What activity makes you happy? Playing sports or running [fast!]
What is your biggest pet peeve? It's a tie between poorly trained dogs and grammatical errors by people who should know better (i.e. your/you're).
What is something about you that might surprise someone? I kind of like acting.
What is your favorite book, movie, or TV show and why? I've always loved to read, so it's difficult to pick just one. But I think I'll go with "The Arabian Nights" because such cultural stories and mythology have always had a hold over me. As for a favorite movie, I have a soft spot for "Forrest Gump." It's a clear view of a turbulent time through the eyes of a simple, good man. "Glee" is probably my favorite show at the moment. The dialogue is wonderfully witty and often hilarious. It also made me appreciate music much more than I ever did before.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why? Ireland, because I wouldn't have to pack sunscreen.
If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be? I would definitely want to be able to fly. I love airplane rides, especially the take-off and the view from thousands of feet.
If you had a million dollars, how would you spend it? First I'd use it to pay for the rest of my education, which would ideally entail studying abroad. Then I'd donate some of it to a local [Buffalo, NY] charity and put the rest in the bank.
What are your plans for after graduation? I was thinking about law school and I still haven't ruled it out yet, but my major and interest in languages [specifically Spanish, Arabic] has made me consider furthering this area of education.