Student Spotlight: Nicky Demitry
Get to know Social Media Marketing Team intern, Nicky Demitry!
Major: Foreign Affairs/Anthropology
Hometown: Military brat
1. Why are you passionate about your program at the Women's Center?
I’m passionate about the Women’s Center overall, and social media was a natural extension for me based on my previous work activities. I am also a big fan of information and community-building, and the Women’s Center makes up a really unique part of the community because it straddles the UVA student body and Charlottesville at large. I wish I had known about the Women’s Center earlier in my time at UVA, so I’m really committed to getting the information about what we do here across the whole community, especially when groups at UVA tend towards cliquishness.
2. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Destroying the bourgeoisie and/or working for a law firm. They seem like polar opposites…but it’s all part of my master plan. Also, I will probably need to feed myself and my dog. I will be working in the field of humanitarian aid, probably international law and curbing exogenous aid programs.
3. What other organizations are you involved with at UVA?
I’m also involved in University Salsa Club, club soccer, the Morven Kitchen Garden, and undergraduate research. And the Women’s Center.
4. What is your favorite memory of UVA thus far?
I went to a jazz opera with my friends at Old Cabell called Sacred Profanity. It was produced by John D’earth and it was the funniest thing I’ve seen in my entire life.
5. What is something you know you do differently than other people?
I like to put pennies on railroad tracks when I go running with my dog and then collect them on the way back. People think that’s either quirky nonsense or the behavior of a budding serial killer. It’s just fun. Either way it's probably how I will one day accidentally die, which is a hilarious thought.
6. What is your guilty pleasure?
Socialism, Ke$ha, Taco Bell, answering plurally to singular questions. Not necessarily in that order.