Hello everyone! My name is Jessica Bramlett, and I’m your student ambassador from Oregon State University. Everyone has quirks or fun facts unique to themselves, so today I’m here to share a few of mine!
It’s about time we embrace what makes each of us unique!
Here are 15 fun facts about me:
1. My favorite animal is a giraffe and one of my bucket list items is to feed one.
2. I have a weird splotch/birthmark thing in my left eye I was born with. Here’s a picture my grandpa took with his nifty camera!
3. I’m a self-proclaimed master puzzler—I absolutely love puzzles and do them for fun frequently with my roommate.
4. I hate having ice in my drinks. I think it’s a mixture of disliking when my drinks get watered down and when ice hits me in the face every time I try to take a sip.
5. My favorite board game is Quelf—if you’ve never played it you seriously must! While playing Quelf, I’ve been forced to wrap myself in toilet paper and pretend to be a mummy, perform my best belly dance for 30 seconds and make a toilet flushing sound every time someone had to move their game piece backwards—among other awkward, hilarious tasks.
6. I’m obsessed with dogs, of any breed. I’ll stop every dog owner I see and ask to pet their dog, without fail. The top photo shows a dog I stopped to pet for 10 minutes on my college campus on Mom’s Weekend!
7. I always put my left sock on before my right sock, then my left shoe before my right shoe—always. A product of growing up playing soccer! Athletes have been known to come up with all kinds of superstitious behaviors.
8. I’ve been playing soccer since the age of five, but recently started playing sand volleyball and ultimate frisbee.
9. I’m the world’s worst bed/cover/pillow hog. Many of my friends now refuse to share a bed with me on sleepovers, especially because I’ve been known to kick in my sleep…
10. The first time I traveled outside the United States was to Ethiopia two summers ago. I’ve since been to Canada, the Dominican Republic and Mexico. Here’s a picture of me after climbing the difficult Tetakawi hike in San Carlos, Mexico.
11. My club soccer team was ranked 13th in the nation at one point in high school!
12. I really, really hate the smell of gasoline and new cars. I know many people love it, but I just cannot stand the smell.
13. I’m incapable of swallowing gum.
14. I’m incredibly accident prone and klutzy. Just a few of my injuries: I broke my foot twice (a bookshelf fell on it), my ankle and my pinky finger. I’ve had stitches in my right hand (climbed a barbed wire fence) and on my face (elbowed above the eye). I’ve also had numerous sprained ankles, wrists and torn muscles from countless years playing sports.
15. I hated eggs up until two years ago. I also really dislike burgers, hot dogs and cake…Yes I’m aware I sound crazy 😉
What’s a weird or interesting fact about yourself? Share in the comments below!
Jessica Bramlett currently attends Oregon State University. She’s in the Honors College pursuing a degree in Biohealth Sciences in the Pre- Physician Assistant program. She also recently declared a minor in Psychology. She’s extremely passionate about her education—she’ll be the first college graduate in her immediate family and has known she wanted to be a doctor since the age of 10. After her best friend was diagnosed with cancer in the 4th grade, she decided she desperately wanted to help take care of sick children. Now, she aspires to attend Physician Assistant school after graduating from OSU so she can work in pediatrics or oncology.
She’s very passionate about helping others and has volunteered for numerous organizations over the last few years. Her dad, one of the most compassionate men she’s ever met, sparked her love for volunteering at a young age. In the last few years she’s become very involved at the Heartland Humane Society and the Bridgetown Inc. Night Strike organization in Portland. She also recently went on a trip to Ethiopia last September to build an elementary school and is now considering internationalizing her degree so she can work as a doctor overseas if the opportunity arises. That’s actually her first time out of the United States! She definitely caught the “travel bug” and will continue to travel around the world to volunteer if the opportunity presents itself.