This week I had the pleasure of meeting Kiana Lightbourn during the visit to the art galleries. She is eighteen years old, her birthday in August, and is currently a first year majoring in Pre-Marine Biology. She chose her major based on her love for marine life and the ocean. She mentioned that her mother had a pass to Aquarium of the Pacific, and she enjoyed that advantage to the best of her ability.
As of right now, some her short-term goals are managing to acquire both a driver’s license and an I.D. As a college student, she would like to have the privilege to be her own form of transportation, and an I.D is always useful, as she mentioned that it was difficult buying the spray paint for one of our previous art projects without a form of proof of her age.
Kiana is the eldest of her four other siblings and she and her family have a many different pets in their home. Their love for pets/animals is quite apparent with their four dogs, two turtles, two hamsters, and a few fish. Though it is a large number of animals, I think it is quite amazing and it seems to be an interesting experience.
She enjoys listening to bands like Awolnation, Imagine Dragons, and My Chemical Romance. We had a few things in common such as the amount and types of favorite TV shows and movies like Marvel movies, Doctor Who, Once Upon a Time, and Supernatural. She also likes movies and shows like Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Sherlock, Orange is the New Black, and Adventure Time. It was rather difficult to pick some of her favorite books since there are many, but in the end she chose Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, the Harry Potter series, and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy because they were the ones that she either owned or simply left a lasting impact.
Since it is Halloween on Friday, we ended our conversation by discussing our Halloween plans for this year. Though neither of us are really particularly fond of haunted houses and the like, we both may or may not go the Haunted House set up by the USU with a couple of friends. She was also planning on experimenting with Day of the Dead make-up and watching The Book of Life with friends.
I really enjoyed talking to Kiana as it felt like a normal, friendly conversation rather than an interview. We had a couple of things in common and it was rather nice talking about those topics for a while. She seems like a really nice and warm person and it was nice getting to know her better; hopefully I will see her around later on in the rest of our art classes.