Nicky Aguilar 

Little bit about myself (Year, Major, Hometown):

I'm going to be a senior majoring in Psychology. Before coming to Cal, I went to Van Nuys High School in the San Fernando Valley, but now I live in Orange County. I'm really active in the Pilipino community here at Cal and I spend most of my time serving that community.

How would your loved ones and friends describe you?

My friends and loved ones would describe me as loving, friendly, outgoing, and caring. I'm usually like the mom of my friend groups. I love to bring a friendly vibe to any environment and help people come out of their shell. 

If you could be an element, mineral, or animal, what would you be and why?

I'm a gemini, and that's an air sign, so if I were an element I'd probably be air. Air signs are known to be communicative, intellectual, and versatile. I identify with this because I love talking to people and it's my best way to connect with others, by having heart to heart conversations with them. To be honest though, I feel like I would be more of a water sign. Water signifies emotion, empathy, perception and sensitivity. Also, as a symbol, water is something that speaks to me. In the book "Memoirs of a Geisha," water is described like this: "Water can carve its way even through stone...and when trapped, water makes a new path..." I feel that that resonates with me a lot.