Meet a PC: Jackie McGraw


Every week, The Thrill features a member of a student-support organization to bring awareness about the various resources available to the student body on campus. This week, we’re featuring Jackie McGraw ‘15 from Palo Alto, CA. Stay safe this weekend, and know that there is always someone you can talk to if you need help.

If you want to speak to a PC, they have Office Hours in the new Health and Counseling Center. Drop by and talk to a PC every Sunday-Thursday, 7-9 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays 5:30-7:30 p.m. Or call their 24/7 hotline at 740-398-3806.

Cookie pie or giant cookie?
Neither. I’d rather have a (vegan) doughnut. I could eat a doughnut every day of my life.

What’s the best meal you ever had?
Hmm…to be honest, I’m not a huge foodie. I mean, I really appreciate food and enjoy eating and everything, but I see food as more of a necessity. As a result, I have a lot of trouble remembering what I’ve eaten. Every meal kind of blends into the next one. That being said, a few years ago I went on a food tour of the Mission district of San Francisco with my family and we had the best tacos I’ve ever tasted and Humphry Slocombe ice cream. It was pretty delicious.
What’s the last good book you read?
Americanah by Chimamanda Adichie. I had to read it for class and it pretty much changed my life.
What’s your favorite part about your hometown?
I’m from Palo Alto, California. I know it’s all very cliché, but California weather is pretty fantastic. The more time I spend away from home, the more I appreciate being able to bike to Stanford under a sunny cloudless sky when I return.
Favorite napping spot on campus?
The library, with my head on a desk/table. Any desk/table will do
What movie have you watched the most frequently?
Why did you become a PC?
I truly believe in the mission of the PCs. I think it’s a group on campus that promotes the best qualities of human beings and I think I’ve become a better person because of it.

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