Meet the Staff Mondays: Gabrielle Bates

Have you ever wondered how things get done at the Circle? Pondered over the question of who exactly reviews your submissions? Gawked at the eclectic group of students playing Signs in the student center at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays?

Well you’re in luck! Welcome to our new series, “Meet the Staff Mondays.”

Who better to get to know first than our lovely managing editor, Gabrielle Bates?

Name: Gabrielle “Gabby” Bates

Year: Senior

Major: Creative Writing

Gabby’s Five Favorites:

1. Lindt Chili Dark Chocolates

2. Norah Jones

3. Racquetball

4. Pablo Neruda

5. Thunder


Q: What was the last book that you read?

A: Reality Hunger by David Shields


Q: If aliens landed in front of you and, in exchange for anything you desire, offered you a position on their planet, what would you want?

A: Oprah


Q: If you could be any character from fiction, who would you be?

A: Hermoine Granger from the Harry Potter series


Q: Are you an early bird or night owl?

A: Early bird


Q: If you had a patronus or spirit animal, what would it be?

A: A river otter


 Q: What’s your favorite thing about working for the Circle?

A: Putting it in people’s hands


Q: What’s your favorite piece from one of our past Circles?

A: Scott Fenton’s “Church of Dramatic Experience”