College of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Elizabeth Bass

Elizabeth Bass

Elizabeth Bass

What has been your favorite class so far at Mason?
History 387- Colonial Latin American Commodities with Dr. Joan Bristol.  We focused on commodities such as coffee and sugar.  It was so far outside of my traditional interest.  It made me think about my everyday consumption in ways I would have otherwise never considered.   

What are you most excited about this semester?
It is my last semester so I am mainly focused on graduating.  I am preparing for the real world!

Do you have a favorite place to study on campus?
I prefer to study in Fenwick Library.  I also work in Fenwick so I am very familiar with the building.  It is always a quiet place to study. 

What are your career aspirations?
My aspirations recently just changed.  I am looking to pursue a career in funeral services.  I am hoping to enter a two-year academic program in fall 2014.  I had a positive experience working with a funeral director during the passing of a loved one.  My hope is to assist others during this process to focus on the positives. 

What would you do with an hour of free time away from academic work for your classes? 
I would read a horror novel or goof around on the Internet.  I might also play some video games.

Tell me about your experience being depicted as a Marvel superhero?
It was easily one of the most exciting experiences of my life.  I have been a lifelong Marvel “fangirl.”  The fact that the company I love so much honored me is unbelievable.  A friend and I found out about the contest online to win a free trip to Comic-Con.   We each had to submit a backstory for our proposed characters as part of the process.   I won, and received an all expense trip to Comic-Con San Diego as part of my prize.  The character “Backfire” was modeled after my likeness!

Outside of Backfire, who is your favorite comic book hero?
My favorite hero is Spiderman.  I always related to Peter Parker because he is everyman’s hero.  He goes above and beyond to become an amazing hero. 

 

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