Getting to Know You(bc): Alicia Kobylecky

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23 years old

Where do you call home?


What do you do in Waco?

I'm working toward my Ph.D. in Educational Psychology.

What do you love most about UBC?

That it's a place for people who doubt, and its congregants seem to genuinely care about each others' well-being.

Favorite Movie?

Lars and the Real Girl

Favorite book/author?

 A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

a psychotherapist

What do you want to be now when you grow up?

a professor / behavior therapist / researcher / person who supports young women who are "socially different" (basically Aspergirls = portmanteau of Asperger + girl)  via creation of a college-based program for these academically-capable young women who need wraparound social and/or emotional supports

Favorite artist/band/musician?

Natalie Merchant and Carole King

Best Burger in Waco?

I don't know. I'm vegetarian, so burgers aren't really my thing. I do love Food for Thought, though, which has sandwiches and burritos.

What do we HAVE to know about you to really know you?

I'm a feminist who will discuss social justice issues at length, if seemingly prompted, so just tell me if you need to get somewhere anytime soon, if this happens to us.

Since you moved to Waco, what has surprised you most about the city?

The community of writers and artists is so supportive here. That's one of my favorite parts about living in Waco. I saw a flyer for a women's writing circle and have been going ever since then. It seems like the outskirts of Waco and its surrounding towns have a surprising number of ridiculously awesome hippies (e.g., the family that takes care of Enchanted Cedar in Lorena).