19 questions with a Huskie – Janel Pilate

Year in School: Junior
MajorPublic Health
Hometown: Chicago, IL


Q: Are you reading anything good right now?
A: These Questions.

Q: What’s the last song you listened to?
A: “Should’ve Been Us” by Tori Kelly.

Q: What’s your favorite spot to study on campus?
A: Library, 3rd floor, the first table by the north windows.

Q: Most interesting place you have traveled?
A: Nassau, Bahamas.

Q: If you could be any fictional character, who would you be and why?
A: If I could be any fictional character I would be Cat woman because she would help people and do the right thing and looking good while doing it.

Q: What are three things you could not live without?
A: Three things I cannot live without are: my smile, music and Starbucks Caramel Frappe.

Q: What word or phrase do you most overuse?
A: My phrase is, “Excuse You?!”

Q: What makes you laugh?
A: A really bad corny joke.

Q: Who do you admire?
A: I admire the women in the Military

Q: On the weekends you like to…?
A: I like to listen to music, write in my journal and ponder on my life.

Q: What is your biggest pet peeve?
A: My biggest pet peeve is do not wake me up for a stupid reason.

Q: What quality do you most admire in a classmate?
A: A quality I admire in a classmate is the dedication and drive to actually learn and teach others.

Q: What quality do you most admire in a professor?
A: A quality I admire in a professor is actually caring about the success of the students and making the curriculum interesting but very helpful… and occasionally canceling class.

Q: What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned at NIU?
A: The biggest lesson I have learned at NIU is that the world waits for no one. You have to work hard to get the things you want in life it is not going to be handed to you.

Q: What was some advice a person gave you when you were young that you still hold onto today?
A: Don’t let the glitter and glam distract you from the things that are important in life.

Q: What is the best part about working on campus?
A: The best part of working on campus is actually having a part in a student’s experience on campus. Helping them transition and succeeding through college.

Q: What is your favorite advice to share with first year students?
A: Go to class; sit in the first row. That way you are kind of forced to stay awake in class.

Q: What do you want to do after NIU?
A: After NIU I want to go to Northwestern University for my MBA and work as a Executive Operations Manager in a hospital.

Q: Where’s your favorite place to eat on or near campus?
A: My favorite place to eat is Gilbert, where you can get a somewhat healthy meal and it still be quite delicious. And there is Starbucks inside!

Written by People of NIU