Name: Jess Bolluyt
Hometown: Easton, PA
What made you choose your school? At Cedar Crest I can study what I love in a great atmosphere. I can also take advantage of opportunities to jump-start my career and test-drive the skills I'll need in the professional world.
What activity makes you happy? I enjoy reading great literature and writing poetry, watching fireflies, looking out windows, riding trains, and printmaking!
What is your favorite book, movie, or TV show and why? My favorite film is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind because the story is engaging from the beginning and the cinematography is beautiful. (And it's Jim Carrey, what's not to love?)
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why? I would go to New York City. It's the center of so much cultural activity, and has been the home of countless great poets! I've been to New York many times and it never fails to amaze me!
What are your plans for after graduation? I plan on continuing my studies in graduate school, probably in creative writing, and eventually teaching and founding my own school.
If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be? I would either want to be able to instantly remember everything that I ever read, hear, or see (no studying ever again!) or be able to roll out of bed and be instantly showered and dressed. Neither of those are really superpowers you could make a movie about, but I've never been that big a fan of superhero movies, anyway.
If you had a million dollars, how would you spend it? I'd publish my own literary magazine, travel to Europe with a couple of close friends, and never worry about how much Starbucks costs again!