Student spotlight: Chrystal

Chrystal O. is a second-year graduate student at Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health in Maryland.

She’s currently working toward an MS in public health. For this issue, Chrystal reviewed the app Plant Nanny.

What’s a movie you can watch over and over again?

I absolutely love ’90s and early-2000s teen romantic comedies, especially 10 Things I Hate About You. I love this movie so much that during my first year of college, I wrote my final paper on “modern Shakespearean adaptations” so I could re-watch it several times and write about how the movie is very loosely based off of The Taming of the Shrew.


What was your last Halloween costume?

Diana Prince, from Wonder Woman. It was so much fun dressing up as a strong and powerful female character!


What’s your dream car?

A silver, two-door, black leather interior Nissan 350 Z. There’s a newer model, the 370 Z, but I love the more classic version and I’ve wanted one for as long as I can remember.


What are you reading right now?

I love reading, and I mostly read historical and paranormal romance novels and young adult dystopian novels. Right now, I’m rereading the Harry Potter series for probably the 10th time (#TeamHufflepuff). I always set a goal to read 52 books a year, or a book a week. And I’ve hit that goal four out of the last seven years!


What’s your favorite holiday?

My favorite holiday is definitely Thanksgiving! I love cooking, and spending all day in the kitchen with my parents is one of my favorite parts of the day. There are no expectations during Thanksgiving—it’s just about food, family, and fun—and a killer turkey!