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Personal Profile: Brianna Vela

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.