From: Milford, Pa.
Educated at: Gettysburg College
Family: My mother Patricia, my father Paul, stepmother Deb, stepfather Bill, and some of the best sisters and brother I could have ever asked for (Lauren, Lisa, Kelly, Trish, John, Leigh)
Job: El Centro Tutoring Program Coordinator; administrative assistant intern at the Majestic Theater; Democratic State Committee Representative for Adams County
Job's reward: Tutoring - watching the connections between college students and wonderful kids form. Majestic - Having the privilege to work with the people there, plus the shows are of the highest caliber! State Committee - meeting and collaborating with driven community members from all across the state, showing others what Adams County has to offer.
What I hate about my job: We can only help so many children, box office spreadsheets are not exactly thrilling, and state committee only meets three times a year.
Very first job was: "Painter Boy," performing general maintenance at my father's Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Favorite food: Probably Italian, but anything fried or cooked on a grill deserves an honorable mention
Pets: My father breeds dogs, so we have eight of the most lovable German Shorthaired Pointers in the world.
Hero: Robert F. Kennedy
Hobbies: Fishing, outdoors in general
Pet peeves: Traffic. I'll drive half an hour out of the way just to keep moving.
You collect: Voter registration forms (I couldn't help but reference that)
Best friend: Moriah Rose, but I'd be remiss without also mentioning Drew Ciminera, Zac Duchow, and James Fredrick Leighty Jr.
Would like to have witnessed what event in history: Robert F. Kennedy's eulogy for Martin Luther King, Jr. in Jacksonville, Miss.
Event that changed your life: Choosing Gettysburg College, so many of the most favored parts of my life all started here.
Your scariest moment: Learning my father had died in the emergency room (I actually learned this from him, after he was revived and had recovered).
Your first memory: I remember my sister painting my face for my vampire Halloween costume when I was very young - I looked in the mirror and burst into tears because I was so terrified of my own face. Well done on the face paint, Lauren!
Trait inherited from parents: Respect - no matter what you think of someone's thoughts or actions, you treat them honorably.
Piece of advice that you live by: Question what you believe, make sure you know why you do.
Who needs a hug? Tom Corbett
Favorite reading/author: "Haiti After the Earthquake," Paul Farmer
Favorite spot on earth: Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, working with some of my favorite people from the Outreach to Haiti program.
Website you visit most: Facebook.com (I am a victim of my generation)
Would like concert tickets to see: Fink
One bad habit: Most of my work gets done after 2 a.m.
3 items on your bucket list: A multiple-day hike in Yellowstone, watch a live taping of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," visit Italy
Five minutes with: Gordon Ramsey
What skill or lesson would you like to learn? I can cook decent food, but mostly by recipe. I want to learn cooking without a book.
What would people find surprising about you? I grew up owning and shooting guns, and was at one point trained by an Olympic level coach in sporting clays.
What would make this world a better place? A little more restraint.
What is the best piece of news you received lately that you would like to share? I was named the College Democrat of the Year for Pennsylvania, 2014.
How would you like to be remembered? Believed in ideals, grounded in reality, loved family and friends deeply.
- By Alex J. Hayes, Times Managing Editor