19 questions with a Huskie – Parker Gaudio

Year in School: Junior
MajorPre-Physical Therapy
Hometown: Metamora, IL


Q: Are you reading anything good right now?
Just finished reading “The Martian” by Andy Weir.

Q: What’s the last song you listened to?
A: “Kryptonite” by 3 Doors Down.

Q: What’s your favorite spot to study on campus?
3rd floor of Founders memorial Library.

Q: Most interesting place you have traveled?

Q: If you could be any fictional character, who would you be and why?
Batman, because if you can be Batman, always be Batman!

Q: What are three things you could not live without?
A: Phone, Mom’s Cooking, my girlfriend.

Q: What word or phrase do you most overuse?
A: Awesome.

Q: What makes you laugh?
A: Stupid humor, Monty Python type of jokes.

Q: Who do you admire?
Bill Nye, The Science Guy.

Q: On the weekends you like to…?
Play videogames, but I’m usually studying or doing homework 🙁

Q: What is your biggest pet peeve?
A: When people take their food out of the microwave before the timer runs out and they don’t clear the timer.

Q: What quality do you most admire in a classmate?
Work ethic.

Q: What quality do you most admire in a professor?
A: Their ability to communicate with students and take their concerns into consideration.

Q: What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned at NIU?
A: Sometimes you have to sacrifice doing what you want at that moment to obtain a greater goal.

Q: What was some advice a person gave you when you were young that you still hold onto today?
A: Never give up, there are always potholes in the road to success, you just have to keep moving forward.

Q: What is the best part about working on campus?
A: I’m a Northern Ambassador, so being able to brag about our school and persuade a prospective student to attend NIU is my favorite part of my job.

Q: What is your favorite advice to share with first year students?
Get involved! There are so many clubs and organizations to join and meet people with similar interests!

Q: What do you want to do after NIU?
A: I would like to be a physical therapist for professional athletes or astronauts. We’ll see what the future holds!

Q: Where’s your favorite place to eat on or near campus?
Portillo’s is my favorite place to eat in DeKalb! Their chocolate cake shakes are the best!

Written by People of NIU