CHRISTINA VASSALO

Facilitator
A Founding Crew Member

+ Where are you from?

Brick, NJ

+ What is your educational background?

St. Rose High School / currently The College of New Jersey iSTEM Elementary Education

+ When you aren't at Lead U, what are you doing?

At college- working as Vice President of my sorority, Student Government senior class council treasurer, volunteering at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen and Girls on the Run

+ Who do you view as a leader and why?

I think my fellow Lead U crew member, Brendan Hanney is an amazing leader. He listens to everyone and works hard to make everyone feel important and included.

+ What's one thing you remember from Kindergarten or the early years of school?

I remember working with new friends and having time to be creative.

+ If you could only eat three foods for the rest of your life, what would they be?

If I could only eat three foods for the rest of my life I would eat french fries, recess cups, and bacon.

+ If you could be a cartoon character for one week, who would it be?

I would like to be Gary the Snail from Spongebob.

+ Who would play you in a movie of your life?

Anne Hathaway

+ What is your favorite family or friend tradition?

My favorite family tradition is watching a movie on New Year's Eve before watching the ball drop.

+ What is your spirit animal and why?

My spirit animal is an Arctic Fox.

+ Most memorable Lead U moment

My most memorable Lead U moment so far was working my first summer camp and seeing the direct impact my words and actions had on these students. I was able to empower them and get to know them on an individual level. I learned to not take the responsibility of being a role model for students lightly and I never thought I could grow as a leader myself along with my students.