BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Westerly.
RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Waiting for my college acceptance letters.
I ENJOY SPENDING MY TIME: With my friends, going for drives by the beach.
MY PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Getting inducted to the National Honor Society while battling Stage IV cancer, and after missing 180 days of school.
I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR: My moxie!
TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: I want to go to South Africa.
I ALWAYS CARRY: My phone.
WHAT I WANT TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: A lawyer.
PEOPLE WHO HAVE MOST INFLUENCED ME: My mom and dad, Rosemary and John Colao.
FAVORITE AUTHORS: John Greene.
BOOK ON MY NIGHT STAND: My math textbook.
I AM LISTENING TO: Vance Joy.
FAVORITE MOVIE: "Remember the Titans."
LAST MOVIE WATCHED: "Bohemian Rhapsody."
FAVORITE TV SHOW: "Grey's Anatomy." I fall asleep to it every night.
FAVORITE RADIO SHOW: I listen to my Spotify playlist.
FAVORITE SONG: "Radio Gaga" by Queen
GENRE OF MUSIC: Anything that goes with my mood.
TOP COMFORT FOOD: Mashed potatoes.
SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES I USE MOSTLY: Snapchat and Instagram.
TRAITS I MOST ADMIRE: Honesty and a send of humor.
PET PEEVES: When people rev their cars.
FAVORITE QUOTATION: Everything happens for a reason.
MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: Westerly Town Beach and the chicken cutlet salad wraps. They are a must have.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: My dog, Pickles, a black Lab-border collie mix.
LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I can't swim and I live by the ocean.
BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: Minimum expectation plus maximum motivation equals happiness. That was told to my mom by a 90-year-old man 30 years ago.
ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: Go with it.
IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: Spread the love.
IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS: Donate it all to my oncology clinic at Hasbro.
I DRIVE A: Black 2002 Camry.
I WISH I DROVE A: All black 2019 Range Rover.
ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Condiments. We must have a million different kinds of mustard.
IF I COULD INVITE ONE SPECIAL PERSON TO JOIN ME FOR DINNER AND CONVERSATION, I WOULD INVITE: My grandfather, Tony Colao. He died before I was born.
IF I COULD HOST A DINNER PARTY WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE FROM THE PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE, I WOULD INVITE: Freddy Mercury and my best friend, Olivia Marsh.
— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro