AGE: 18.

OCCUPATION: Student

RESIDENCE: Westerly.

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

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