Name: Caitlin Pedigo

Age: 22

Hometown: Chatsworth

High school: Murray County High School

Major: English

Expected graduation date: Fall 2018

Why did you choose Dalton State? I love the family vibe that Dalton State has. Everyone has a chance to feel like they belong – not to mention the student to teacher ratio is fantastic.

What do you plan to do after graduation? I have a minor in Communication Studies, so I would I love to do something involving journalism.

What activities are you involved in on campus? Orientation Leader, Street Team for CAB, Student Conduct Board

What are some of your favorite activities in and around Dalton? I love playing pool at the Dalton Billiards Club or at the school. I also love going shopping at the mall.

Where is your favorite hangout? The pool tables in the Student Center. It’s where I met not only some of my best friends, but the love of my life.

What is your best memory so far as part of the Roadrunner Nation? Whenever I have a new student come to me and tell me that they can’t wait to start at Dalton State. It’s very rewarding knowing that I’ve done my job well.

What is the last book you read? “Deal Breaker” by Harlan Coben.

Favorite comfort food? turtle tracks ice cream

If you had a theme song, what would it be? “Primadonna” by Marina and the Diamonds

What is your favorite book? “The Boxcar Children” was my favorite as a kid, but now, it’s “How to Survive a Horror Movie.”

Who is your hero? Louise Belcher from Bob’s Burgers. She’s my spirit animal.

Who would play you in the movie version of your life? Idina Menzel. I loved her in “Wicked” and “Rent” (yes, I knew her way before Frozen). She would be the only one allowed to play me.

What is your favorite childhood memory? Going to the Creative Discovery Museum in elementary school

If you could go back in history, who would you like to meet? Edgar Allan Poe.

Where is your favorite place to eat? Teriyaki Chef in Calhoun. The crab angels are to die for.

What did you want to be when you were a kid? I wanted to be lots of different things: nurse, veterinarian, teacher, writer. I even wanted to be Barbie.

What does it mean to you to be part of the Roadrunner Nation? Being a Roadrunner is more to me than just being a student. It means that you are a friend to others, and others see you as their friend. It means that you’re dedicating four years (or more) to something that’s bigger than yourself. It means that there are always open doors, and that the closed ones are easy to open. It means that you have a lot of people dedicated to your success, and your future, people who actually care about you and your progress as a maturing adult. Being part of the Roadrunner Nation is more than being a member of the student body; it means you’re a part of a family.