Name: Samantha Perez
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
High school: Coahulla Creek High School
Major: Computer Science
Graduation date: Spring 2020
Why did you choose Dalton State? I chose Dalton State College because I felt that I was not ready to leave my family yet. In addition, I knew Dalton State College offered an excellent education because I completed a handful of dual enrollment courses. I knew Dalton State College would offer me a life-changing college experience.
What does it mean to you to be part of the Roadrunner Nation? Being a part of the Roadrunner Nation is being the best positive representation of what a Roadrunner is and what the college has to offer. A major part of that making a difference on and off campus not only for the school, but also for the community.
What do you plan to do after graduation? I plan on transferring to complete my Bachelor of Computer Science and hopefully complete a minor. Eventually, I plan on completing my master’s as well.
What activities are you involved in on campus? The first organization I joined is Tutoring and Supplemental Instruction; I am a math and computer science tutor! Eventually, I joined the Dalton State College Peer Educator Leadership Team. I also joined the Math Club and Psychology Club. Lastly, I am a part of the cab committee.
What are some of your biggest achievements or accomplishments at Dalton State? My main accomplishment is obtaining the Novice Tutor of the Year award for 2018-2019.
Where is your favorite study spot? My favorite study spot is in the dining hall!
Where is your favorite hangout? My favorite hangout place is lower pope!
What is the last book you read? Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell
Favorite comfort food? Funyon Rings, Sour Patch Kids and Snickers Ice-cream Bars
Favorite line from a movie? “Part of the journey is the end. When I drift off, I will dream about you. It’s always you.” - Tony Stark, Avengers: Endgame
What is your guilty pleasure? Watching Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
If you won the lottery, what would you do? If I won a large sum of money, I would buy my dad a piece of land in Puerto Rico and help him build a beautiful house. Then I would buy my mother a house she would like. Lastly, I would buy a few small things for my family, and then I would save the remainder of the money.
What is a skill you’d like to learn and why? I would love to learn how to play the piano because it plays elegant and beautiful music.
What cheers you up? Taking a nap!
What is your favorite app? Snapchat
Where is your favorite place to eat? I love Panera Bread and Olive Garden
What did you want to be when you were a kid? I wanted to be a chef and have my own restaurant.
As a Roadrunner, what does it mean to Run Boldly? To Run Boldly means to do everything and anything with pride and confidence. To me, it means to persevere through hard times and to never give up! To me, it means to never feel defeated even though the outcome was not what you had wanted or anticipated. To me, it means to be proud of everything you do even though it is not always the status quo. To me, it means to be bold, be confident, and be proud.