20 Questions: Mia

Our Today at Breck magazine features 20 Questions with Breck students, alumni, and faculty. This profile is shared for the winter 2018 issue.



What music are you listening to lately?

Bach’s Minuet in G Minor. I want to play it flawlessly during my spring piano recital.

What’s one of the last books you read?

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

What’s your favorite time of year?

Christmas. I always love how people light up their homes.

What’s one of the most adventurous things you’ve ever done?

I spent a year traveling around the world with my family. Snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef and holding a lion cub in my arms in South Africa were truly amazing adventures.

What’s your favorite Breck lunch?

Egg rolls - always!

What’s your dream job?

My life’s goal is to be an obstetrician.

What’s one of the best decisions you’ve ever made?

Picking Breck. I loved it from the moment that Mrs. Melissa Whitmore greeted me with a huge hug and a caring smile.

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Make the most of your stroller days. They go by way too fast!

What do you remember from kindergarten?

Putting on finger puppet plays in Mrs. Swenson’s room

What is the most important room in your home?

The living room. It’s where my family laughs the most.

What’s your favorite place on the Breck campus?

The Field House - by far!

Favorite comfort food?

Chocolate and mangos

Favorite treat: salty or sweet?

Sweet: Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars

If you had a theme song, what would it be?

Brave, Honest, Beautiful by Fifth Harmony

Favorite line from a movie?

“F-R-A-G-I-L-E. Must be Italian. Ah, I think that says fragile, honey,” from A Christmas Story

What is your favorite family tradition?


Three people — living or dead — you’d want to have dinner with?

Jesse Owens, Oprah, and Queen Victoria

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?


What’s your pet peeve?

When utensils scrape against teeth

What keeps you up at night?

Thinking about how I can get into Princeton

What is your favorite subject in school?


What’s one of your greatest talents?

I’m pretty athletic, and I'm a polyglot.

If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?

Perform surgeries or train to be an Olympic sprinter