Student Employee Spotlight: Gillian Murphy

Gillian Murphy is a freshman mechanical engineering major. Although she hails from Liberty Township, Ohio, she has found her home here at Miami after getting involved with Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity, Chi Omega Sorority, and Engineers Without Borders. She works at Maplestreet Station’s Encounter as a student employee of Miami University Dining.

This week, we got the chance to get to know her a little better!

Q: If you could be any kitchen utensil, which kitchen utensil would you be?

A: A spork because it serves many different purposes.  Is it a spoon?  Is it a fork?

Q: If your personality was a texture, which texture would it be?

A: My personality is the texture of bubble wrap because it is fun and bubbly.

Q: What is the coolest place you’ve been?

A: I went to Ireland for my great-grandmas 100th birthday party.

Q: What is the best gift you’ve ever received?

A: A five-foot-tall giraffe.

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?

A: I want to be an imagineer, which are the engineers who creates the rides for Disney World.

Q: What is your favorite place to eat on campus?

A: Miami Ice.

Q: What would you want to be famous for?

A: Humanitarian efforts and benefiting my community.

Q: If your life was a book, what would be the title?

A: “Small, But Mighty”

Q: Who would you want to play you in a movie about your life?

A: Selena Gomez.

Q: What is your go-to fun fact?

A: A giraffe’s tongue is 20 inches long.

Q: What is your go-to joke?

A: How many tickles does it take to make an octopus laugh?

… Ten tickles!

Q: To where do you most want to travel?

A: Australia!

Q: What one meal would you eat for the rest of your life?

A: My grandma’s homemade pasta and tomato sauce.

Q: When are you happiest?

A: When I am surrounded by the people I love.

Q: What is the best compliment you’ve ever received?

A: That my passion inspires someone.

Q: If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life what song would it be?

A: “One Call Away” by Charlie Puth.

Q: What is your spirit animal?

A: My spirit animal is a giraffe, which is funny because I’m 5’2”.

Q: What are you currently binge-watching?

A: Friends!

Q: If you could be anyone dead or alive for one day who would you be?

A: Ellen DeGeneres because she is always so positive and has a super fun job.

Q: What would your band be named?

A: The Jonas Sisters.

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