WK 11 – Classmate interview – Kiana Lightbourn

This week I interviewed Kiana Lightbourn. Usually when choosing who to interview, something interesting about their appearance catches my eye and I seek to find out more about them. For Kiana it was her interestingly dyed hair, but apparently, I wasn’t the only one with this approach because she mentioned that mine was her third interview of the day. Still, she agreed to let me ask her a few questions.

She was born in the Bahamas and moved to Long Beach when she was little. She now attends Cal State Long Beach as a freshman Marine Bio major. Right off the bat, I knew that this meant she was obviously interested in animals and sea life but little did I know the extent of that interest would far surpass my expectations. For starters this is the rundown of her current pets: 4 dogs, 4 cats, 2 hamsters, 2 turtles, and countless fish and guppies. That’s a lot of poop to say the least. I asked her what draws her specifically to Marine Biology and she said it came from how much she enjoyed visits to places like the Aquarium of the Pacific and also how the category interestingly includes birds, which one might not guess falls under that category.

As far as her interests, she likes to keep her hair dyed and has been cycling through quite a few different colors such as teal, red, pink, and purple. She likes alt-rock music and a few of her favorite artists are Imagine Dragons and Cage the Elephant. She also really likes to read and her favorite book is The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster. She likes to read because she says you’re never the same person after you read a book. You always walk away with a bit more perspective and start to understand how the story relates to your own life

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