Name: Katrina Ashley Basto

Age: 20

Hometown: Woodstock

High school: Woodstock High

Major: Elementary Education

Expected graduation date: 2021

Why did you choose Dalton State? I chose Dalton State because the campus felt like a home away from home, and that was exactly what I was looking for in a school. I was also looking for a school with smaller classroom sizes in order to have more of an interactive learning environment.

What does it mean to you to be part of the Roadrunner Nation? To be a part of the Roadrunner Nation means to represent, encourage, and inspire fellow Roadrunners and future Roadrunners. I am honored to be a part of the Roadrunner family.

What do you plan to do after graduation? After I graduate, I am looking forward to beginning my career as a teacher.

Who is/was your favorite professor and why? Cathy Hunsicker has been one of my favorite and most memorable professors. Even though her class was a challenge and most definitely not my favorite subject she made the class enjoyable and stress free.

What activities are you involved in on campus? I am proud to be involved in an organization called Student Georgia Association of Educators along with all on and off campus activities. I also thoroughly enjoy that there are numerus opportunities to volunteer within the community as well as on campus building lifelong friendships. On campus I am involved in various events such as: hiking with counselors, attending home and away Dalton State athletics, Rage Days, participating Alternative Spring Break trip, celebrating 50th anniversary of Dalton State, participating in the health and wellness fair, tutoring, Baptist Collegiate Ministries, Fall Family Festival, Paint You, Wax Museum, Boo Bash, and Escape room.

What are some of your favorite activities in and around Dalton? My number one favorite activity is to attend the Dalton State Basketball games. I enjoy the atmosphere and enthusiasm of the fans.

What is your best memory so far as part of the Roadrunner Nation? By far my best memory was being a part of homecoming court. All the events leading up to homecoming was very special and exciting to me. Being involved brought new friendships and life long memories. I was humbled to have been nominated and honored to be a part of the homecoming court.

Favorite comfort food? Ice cream

If you had a theme song, what would it be? Katrina and the Waves, “Walking on Sunshine”

Favorite line from a movie? “Some people are worth melting for” – Olaf, Frozen

What is your guilty pleasure? Movies

What cheers you up? Music and dancing

Who is your hero? My sister Natassia Basto

What is your favorite childhood memory? Going to Disney every year

If you could go back in history, who would you like to meet? My Grandpa Anthony Basto

What is your favorite app? Instagram

Where is your favorite place to eat? The Sundial in Atlanta

As a Roadrunner, what does it mean to Run Boldly? To Run Boldly means pursue your goals without reservation and without apology. Accept setbacks as steps to success. Encourage others to do the same.