Throughout the year, we'll be profiling members of the Spirit Squad and Band. This week, Senior Rosie Nestor:
3rd year on Sprit squad
Psychology major with Global Health minor
Q: What’s your favorite ASU tradition?
A: I love lantern walk. We get to lead everyone up the mountain and it’s my favorite part of the year when they light up the A. It’s just really cool.
Q: Who is someone you admire?
A: I admire my mom. She’s the one who pushed me to get into dance. She’s always there for me, always giving me advice. She’s my motivation. I really admire her for giving me my dreams and letting them come true.
Q: What’s the toughest thing about being on the spirit squad that most people don’t understand?
A: Well I think in Arizona, what most people first comment on is the heat. It’s tough. I usually challenge people, “You try standing in the heat, smiling non-stop and then tell me what we do isn’t hard!” So I think if you actually pay attention to what we do, you’ll know we work just as hard as other sports and the time we spend practicing really adds up.
Q: What was your first ASU game like?
A: I just remember looking into the stands, and being in awe! I was just amazed at that many people. It just kept going for what seemed like miles and miles. It was so cool but also terrifying, but now I’m totally used to it.
Q: What do you do outside of Spirit Squad?
A: Well, this takes up 90% of my time but when I’m not doing this I’m studying or reading. I’m pre-med so I spend a lot of time in the psychology research lab.
Q: What’s the coolest thing you’ve researched?
A: Right now, we’re researching people’s food preferences and if people eat more if their food is cut up or solid. It’s really interesting.
Q: Are you spontaneous or are you a planner?
A: I’m definitely a planner!