An Interview: Tetiana Sitiugina

Photo Credit: Lassonde School of Engineering)

(Photo Credit: Lassonde School of Engineering)

By: Sandra Sinayuk

What is your program and year of study?

I’m going into my 4th year of Space Engineering.

What is your favourite course at York?

ENG 2000, the Project Management part, because I enjoyed organizing people and bossing them around.

What is a lesson you learned at York?

No matter what is going on in your life and how stressed you are at the moment, as long as somebody is waiting for you at home, everything will be fine. I am fortunate to have great parents that have been incredibly supportive for me throughout my degree.

Also, Monster Energy is more effective than RedBull.

What do you like about York the most?

I like how squirrels and other animals on campus aren’t scared at all — I find it amusing to observe their interactions with humans.

Favourite building at York?

Steacie library, because it’s quiet – this is where I camp out during exams.

What’s your pet peeve?

When I walk beside somebody carrying an umbrella, and the spikes keep poking me in the face, dangerously close to my eyes!

Favourite quote?

A human being should be entirely beautiful: the face, the clothes, the mind, the thoughts. ” by Anton Checkhov

and  “… You better starve, than eat whatever
And better be alone, than with whoever.”
by Omar Khayyám

Favourite food?

Baby carrots (so crunchy and sweet!) and, of course, Russian food in general.

Favourite movie?

“Mr. Nobody” – it makes you think about how small choices you make every day result in completely different paths in your life.

Favourite book?

“Lolita” by V. Nabokov, because it’s one of those books that keep you reading non-stop. I also like “Harry Potter” series, but I’ve read those books too many times!

What is your Harry Potter house?

I’d say between Ravenclaw and Slytherin.

If you could be any age, which age would you choose and why?

Twenty three, right after graduation—when you are still young and full of energy and have the entire world in front of you (or at least you feel that way).

If you were a breakfast cereal, which would you be?

Honey coated oats, because they are sweet on top, yet “good for you” on the inside.

Scariest thing you have ever done?

Moved to Canada.

A few items from your bucket list?

My number one item is to become a Canadian national champion in ballroom dancing. My retirement plans include learning how to play saxophone and writing a memoire book.

Interesting fact about yourself?

I’ve never watched neither Star Wars nor Star Trek.



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