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James Rives                     

Recruiting Assistant       

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You find out that the DMV is handing out superpowers. But you get there so late that all the good ones are taken. What mediocre superpower would you choose? Even mediocre powers can be useful if you’re creative! I’d probably be okay with being made of rubber or something. Or the power to teleport twice a day (to avoid traffic!)
What inspires/motivates you? My greatest goal is to become a world-renowned poet and what motivates me is money and following my passions (generic, I know).
Describe your dream vacation: My dream vacation would involve my best friends and I wine-tasting somewhere in Italy.
Tell me about someone you really admire and why: One person I admire is Jon Pineda, a former professor of mine at UMW. Jon Pineda is the kind of person I’d like to be once I’ve actually put my heart into my writing and been recognized, teaching classes at a college and using my passion to guide others to theirs.
What skill would you love to learn? The guitar. Or how to become an excellent poet, or salesman.
 Anything else you’d like people to know about you?  It might take me a while to warm up to you, but once I do, you’ll likely never get me to shut up. My favorite color is purple, I have a year-old chihuahua named Baywatch, and I hope to be full independent by the end of the summer!