By Chase Mitchell
Q: How long have you been playing softball?
A: Since I was 5, so about 16 years
Q: Favorite moment of your career at Oxy?
A: Playing in Hawaii with the team and beating a D2 team, while having really good bonding experiences with my best friends.
Q: As a senior, what is it that you try to impart to your younger teammates?
A: My role is to remind everyone that we love the game and to have fun with it. It's hard to not get down on yourself for mistakes so I try to get everyone to not dwell too much on the outcomes. I've learned to enjoy the moment because it'll be over before you know it.
Q: What were your softball goals for your senior year?
A: Since it's the end of my career, I wanted to be happy with where I'm ending at and comfortable with the process of it ending. I want to appreciate everything that we have left: all of my teammates, every game, every pitch.
Q: Could you tell us a little more about your research and internships that you've done while at Oxy?
A: Right now I'm working with Dr. Elmer Griffin's, a clinical forensic psychologist, trying to open a low cost clinic for people facing deportation to provide them with psychological assessments. I've been working with him for the past year and now we're trying to recruit clients.
Q: What are your plans after Oxy?
A: Working in the lab has helped me figure out what I want to do for grad school actually. I am attending Alliant University in San Diego in the fall, studying to get my doctorate in clinical forensic psychology.
Q: What about this career interests you and where do you see yourself in the future?
A: I am fascinated by human behavior and want to be an expert witness for criminal forensics.
Q: Now for some tough questions. What's your favorite food?
Q: Favorite TV show?
A: Lie To Me
Q: Favorite Player?
A: Jenny Finch
Q: Favorite class at Oxy?
A: Theories of Personality
Q: And lastly, what's your walk out song?
A: Drop it like it's hot