This week the Marketing team will be doing a feature called ‘Get To Know Your Execs’, we interviewed each of your BUSU elected executives so the student body can get to know them better! First off we have Liv Meriano… Enjoy
What is your position?
VP of FUN. Aka Vice President of Student Services… but covering all things fun like O-Week, Frost Week, Special Events, Clubs and everything in between!
What emotions did you feel when you found out you won the election?
It was literally like I saw my life flash before my eyes. I remember my name being called and my legs just went completely numb. Thank goodness my team was on either side of me to catch all mighty 100 pounds of me. It really didn’t hit me at first and I just remember my mascara running, the waterworks going, and just being so grateful, so unbelievably thankful to Brock students who took the time to get informed and vote. The first thing I did, while blurry-eyed and numb was tweet, “I can’t even… Like… Thank you. Just thank you @BrockUniversity I’m going to work so hard for you.”
What is/was your major at Brock?
Applied Linguistics: Speech & Language Sciences
Last concert you attended?
I feel like I’m definitely forgetting one… but Avicii at O-Week 2012 was unreal!
Coke or pepsi?
Coke. Mostly for the cute polar bears.
Mac or PC?
PC. They’re so much easier to use! Except they’re like a Mercedes- they don’t break often, but when they do, they’re an arm and a leg to repair!
Dogs or Cats?
Oh Dogs for sure! They’re practically people.
What’s your favourite memory of Isaac’s? Embarrassing ones are encouraged…
Oh dear lord… so many memories. I think my favourite story is when my friend was in the bathroom stall and I was waiting for her (cause you know, it’s required girls go in twos) and I thought it would be funny to pretend I was a big security man and talk in a really deep voice on the other side, “Hey Hunny, I know you’re in there…” only for some random girl with a disturbed look on her face open the stall and my friend open the one next to her pissing her pants laughing. Whoops.
What is your favorite drink?
I have two. Orange soda is my jam- could drink that everyday any day. But my go-to drink at a bar, I’m definitely a tequila girl.
What is the last book you read?
I can honestly say I’ve never read a book in my life.
Do you have any advice for students that want to run in the elections?
It takes a lot of courage to put yourself out there. So no matter what… be proud of yourself and what you accomplish. At the end of the day be true to who you are, be genuine because no one can take that away from you. Best advice- Don’t ever sacrifice who you are in the name of who you want to be.
If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see play the lead role as you?
I actually have a crush on Emma Stone. She’s not only another ginger, but she’s got a rad sense of humour that makes her even more of a rocket. A girl’s biggest weapon is her sense of humour. That, or pepper spray.
If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?
Fly! So then I wouldn’t have to park my car in Zone 2 and walk!
Where’s your favourite spot to study on campus?
The map library! No one goes there and it’s always quiet!
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Outgoing. Spontaneous. Genuine.
What song best describes your work ethic?
Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough – Michael Jackson
Pick two celebrities to be your parents
Tina Fey and Russell Brand. I would be funny, have flowing luscious hair AND have a sweet English accent.
If you could be anyone else, who would it be?
That’s too hard. I couldn’t honestly picture myself living another life and not being surrounded by the amazing people I have in my life. Well, that got cheesy real fast. But if I had to choose, I’d like to be Morgan Freeman and just narrate literally everything I do.
Stranded on a deserted island…
One book: Everybody Poops by Taro Gorni… or maybe a Where’s Waldo or Eye Spy book to keep me occupied.
One movie: Night at the Roxbury
One album: Obsessed with them right now so, Mumford and Sons’ Babel