Our “Humans of Eddy” feature (inspired by the project “Humans of New York“) is where we showcase the people of Eddy in their “natural habitat,” doing what they do here. We introduce you to the vibrant and diverse humans who inhabit Eddy Hall (and beyond) and all the interesting things they are working on and thinking about. This week’s post comes from our returning communication intern, Ashley Alfirevic.

Today, I tried my first “random” interview, Humans of New York style. A kind soul in the Eddy commons graciously agreed to a Humans of Eddy feature. “Anything to help out another student,” she said while I bumbled around.


What are you doing in Eddy Hall today?
I’m waiting for my ASL [American Sign Language] class to start.

What is your name and your major?
My name is Juliana and I’m an Animal Science major.

How do you spend most of your time in Eddy?
Studying, usually. Reading and waiting for classes.

Do you have a favorite English class or English teacher?
My Creative Writing class is taught by two TA’s. I really like that class. It’s really cool.

Describe Eddy Hall in one word.
Nice. It’s a nice building compared to the other one. New.

Do you have a favorite book?
My favorite book is The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath.

If you were going to give advice to another student taking an English class, what would it be?
Keep a planner. For God’s sake, keep a planner.

What’s your biggest goal/priority right now?
Well, I just kind of got it, actually. I just got accepted into this program in Tasmania to save and conserve the Tasmanian Devil over summer. They only accept around twelve people a year. I just got that, so that was kind of my goal.


So thank you, stranger. And congratulations on accomplishing your goals.