Alaina Cross

My Life

Friends describe me

High energy, enthusiastic, and sometimes a little bit too loud.

My hobbies

Horseback riding and training, camping/hiking, surfing, working out/sports dietetics, reading, being the biggest NC State Wolfpack fan alive

Fantasy dinner guests

King David, Temple Grandin, David Thompson, Rahab

Best advice I ever received

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.

My undergrad alma mater

North Carolina State University

My worst subject in school

Macro economics

In college I drove

1984 Chevy Blazer that had a deer hunting spotlight on the front of it.

If I weren't a professor, I would

Be exploring overseas mission work

Favorite books

Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell), Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis), Lord of the Rings (JRR Tolkien), anything by Mark Twain, Where The Red Fern Grows (Wilson Rawls)

Favorite movies

Remember the Titans, The Man from Snowy River, Forrest Gump, Pirates of the Caribbean, Rain Man

Favorite city

Beaufort, NC

Favorite coffee

Dunkin' Donuts with just a little bit of cream

Nobody knows I

Failed my first attempt at getting my driver's license (no worries; I can drive just fine now!)

My latest accomplishment

One of my horses won a few National Championship high point awards