Chiefs of Santaluces: Mrs. Finn

Nicole Kalpin, Staff Writer

“I decided to attend Florida State University because it made my mom really mad: she’s a University of Miami fan and FSU is 400 plus miles away. I do not encourage students to use this method to select a college. I ended up getting really lucky because FSU was the perfect place for me to become the person I wanted to be: independent, strong, intelligent, and driven. I met my husband there, I met the majority of my current friends there- my professors were outstanding. I still keep in touch with a few. I was a tour guide when I was a student – I had to memorize a 17-page script and drive people around in this big, old, clunky van. Every single thing I did, FSU challenged me, from living on my own and all the problems that entails (roommate drama, bills, laundry) to selecting a major (I changed mine three times). I’m constantly told that I’m obsessed with FSU; of course I am, a huge chunk of the person I am came from my time there, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.”