Meet Julia: VP: University Affairs

Name:
Julia Pereira

 

Students’ Union Role:
Vice President of University Affairs

 

What city/town were you born in?
Mississauga, Ontario but Georgetown, Ontario is my hometown

 

What year were you born?
1998

 

What I’m taking at Laurier/year:
I just finished my degree in Political Science and Communication Studies

 

How many siblings do you have?
1 sister

 

Do you have any pets?
I have one dog named Chico

 

Where would we most likely find you on a weekend (pre-pandemic)?
With friends, likely at Chainsaw (RIP)

 

At which store would you like to max-out your credit card?
Lululemon for sure

 

Choose a movie title for the story of your life:
The Wedding Singer (see childhood nickname question below)

 

What was your favourite toy as a kid?
My Nintendo DS, specifically Nintendogs and Animal Crossing

 

Can you play any instruments?
I cannot play any instruments. I used to play piano growing up but have since forgot how to play

 

What is the oldest thing in your refrigerator?
When this whole pandemic started, I didn’t realize I would be home for this long so I definitely have a lot of old things in my refrigerator in Waterloo that have not been touched since March 15th

 

What is your favourite cereal?
Cinnamon Toast Crunch

 

Secret skills:
My secret skill is that I can solve a Rubik’s Cube

 

What was your childhood nickname?
My childhood nickname used to be Julia Gulia from The Wedding Singer but it has since evolved to Jules (and I’m grateful for that)

 

Do you have any phobias?:
Elevators – don’t trust them

 

One thing on your bucket list?
Go scuba diving

 

What is the first thing you would buy if you won a million dollars?
A new car or go on a vacation

 

How do you act when stressed?
Talk too much probably

 

What is the first thing that you will do in post-quarantine life?
Sit on the Ethel’s patio with some pals for Taco Tuesday

 

Come talk to me about (something you’re passionate about):
Something I’m passionate about is dancing. I’ve danced my whole life and I also was a dance instructor for the last three years at the Athletic Complex. So definitely come talk to me if you are curious about any of the programming that the AC offers, particularly group-ex or dance. We have a lot of great programming available!

 

Get to know Julia and the rest of the team in video form here:

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