Valerie O

Singer/Dancer

Major: Biochemistry

Nickname(s): Val

Hometown: Watertown, WI

High School: Watertown High School

Size of Graduating Class: 300

Sports/Clubs/Orgs Val Participated in: Cross-country, track and field, National Honor Society, Tri-M music Honor Society, show choir, carolers, musicals, math team, Academic Decathlon, Model UN

Awards Received: Co-Valedictorian, Summa Cum Laude, College of Letters & Science Theodore Herfurth Scholarship Award

Why Val Chose Her Major: "It's a great major for a pre-medicine track."

Favorite Things: "Otters, playing piano, mint chocolate chip ice cream, reading, sailing, scary movies, pine trees, and the AMD"

Dislikes: Mice

Favorite Place In Val's Home-State: Minocqua

Favorite Place On-Campus: The top floor of Educational Sciences

One Word That Describes Val's Personality: Enthusiastic

Favorite Color: Purple

When Val was a kid, she wanted to be a: Doctor

Favorite Music Groups/Acts: Bruno Mars, Queen, Billy Joel, Muse, Panic! At the Disco, The Beatles, Pentatonix, Adele, Hozier, Maroon 5

If Val had a free night to do whatever she wanted, she would: "Go on a spontaneous adventure."

Hero/Heroine: "My sister, Olivia, because she is the most selfless, kind-hearted person I know."

Goals as a Wisconsin Singer: "To push my abilities as a Singer/Dancer and influence young students to continue pursuing music in their lives."