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Person of Interest

It is SSC's honor to introduce to you Abbie Oran, who works with us in the Financial Aid department.  Abbie has agreed to be our Person of Interest this May and she shares with us, "My name is Abbie and I started here at Pellissippi in January. I work in the Financial Aid office. Although I have only worked here a short time, I have already learned so much. I also am attending classes to get my Bachelor’s degree at TTU in Interdisciplinary Studies." Abbie, thank you for sharing and helping us get to know you!

 Abbie Oran

Q.   The best part of waking up is…?

A.   Folgers in your cup


Q.   What story does your family always tell about you?

A.   I have always been a very outgoing person. I always tried to push the limits as a child. My parents always like to tell the story of when they were opening up the pool one year in late April. It was warm but not warm enough to jump in the pool. I was maybe 5 or 6.  My mother warned me over and over again how cold it would be if I jumped in. I did it anyways. It took my breath it was so cold. I learned my lesson that my mom always knows best. 


Q.   What was the last experience you’d like to share that made you a stronger person? 

A.   As of January, I got my first real full time job. I have also been attending school to get my degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Juggling school and work has made me become a stronger person because I have had to learn how to manage my time.


Q.   What do you miss about being a kid? 

A.   I miss being carefree and having no worries. 


Q.   What song[s] are included on the soundtrack of your life? 

A.   Hakuna Matata would be the soundtrack of my life because it means “no worries”.  


Q.   If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? 

A.   I would learn how to speak another language. 


Q.   If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? 

A.   If I won the lottery, the first thing I would do is travel the world. There are so many places I want to visit all over the world. 


Q.   If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet? 

A.   I have always loved Saturday Night Live so if I could meet anyone I would love to meet Jimmy Fallon. He is so talented and funny and I think it would be amazing to meet him. 

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