Name: Brianna Vela
Occupation: marketing and communication intern
Birth date and place: July 16, Harlingen.
Family: father, Manny; mother, Amy; brothers, Manny Mac, Tomas and Esteban.
The one thing I enjoy most about my work is: networking with people/businesses in the community.
My business philosophy is: work hard and you will be rewarded for your efforts.
If I could, I’d be a: news anchor, reporter or producer for Good Morning America.
I’m so sick of: news being “sensationalized” in order to beat the competition.
The four guests at my fantasy dinner party would be: I would like to have dinner with the Obama family.
My hobbies are: exercising, traveling and spending time with my loved ones.
The last book I read was: Producing Dreams, Consuming Youth: Mexican Americans in Mass Media by Vicki Mayer.
I wish I knew how to: speak better Spanish
My worst habit is: I don’t really have any bad habits.
Nobody knows I: have a heart defect.
The person I most admire is: my mother
My guilty pleasure is: I have a big sweet tooth, so anything sweet.
I drive a: Chevy Malibu
I’d like to be driving a: I am fine with the car I drive.
My favorite restaurant is: The Gristmill in Gruene.
I’m happiest when: I am spending time with my boyfriend and my family.
I regret: I do not have any regrets this far in life.
If I won the lottery, here’s what I’d do just for me: Buy myself a nice house and take a vacation with my boyfriend and family.
If I could change one thing about Denton, it would be: nothing. I absolutely love Denton!
When I retire, I plan to: live on the beach near my hometown.
Community activities: Denton Chamber of Commerce, UNT’s Mayborn School of Journalism. Since I am new to the area, I am open to participating in more community activities.