When and why did you move to Hermiston?
I moved to Hermiston when I was 6 years old from Brazil. My mom met her husband who’s from here, so we moved when she got married.
Where is your favorite place to eat in Hermiston?
Definitely Ixtapa. Their chicken enchiladas are amazing!
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to lie on my bed with my Christmas-type lights on while listening to music through a physical form: record vinyl, CD, or cassette.
What surprises you about Hermiston?
How rapidly it’s been growing these past few years. It seems insane to me but it’s also really neat to see the community grow.
What was the last book you read?
To be completely honest, I don’t quite remember, so I’ll just go with “What Editors Do.” It’s one of my required texts for my Book Editing class this spring term.
What website or app do you use the most?
Twitter, I’ve had it since 2009. Yes, I have a problem.
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
I’d love to go to Italy someday.
What’s the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you?
One time when I was bowling and it was my turn to bowl, I swung my arm back and the ball fell right out of my hand. I’m not sure how that happened.
What is one of your goals in the next 12 years?
A goal of mine by then is to have been copy editing long enough and well enough to work for Pitchfork in New York City.
What is your proudest accomplishment?
Getting my work published on Vortex’s website. Vortex is a Portland-based music magazine that I intern at, so to have something of mine be on their site is pretty cool.