Hometown: By the beach in Los Angeles, California. (I hear all the time that I’m crazy for moving here.)
The beach-less neighborhood she now calls home: South End
Your Corps bio says you love the number 13. What’s the story behind the number?
Well, I was born on Friday October 13, my younger brother was born on my half-birthday, April 13, and my sister was born on my birthday nine years later. My college softball number was 13. I think that there is beauty in the number 13. It represents uniqueness and acceptance of the person I am regardless of what others think.
Are you equally obsessed with softball as you are with 13?
Softball is my favorite thing in the world. I’ve played for 18 years and ended up playing at Simmons College. I’m always looking for more opportunities to play!
What’s your day job?
I work in advancement and alumni relations at Simmons College.
Dream job? I would love to travel and work for women’s education and human rights. Think “Three Cups of Tea”minus the outrageous scandal.
Since you’re a baker, what’s your go-to dessert?
My specialties are definitely red velvet cupcakes and apple blackberry pies. I also baked and decorated a Harry Potter themed cake for my sister’s Bat Mitzvah a few years ago.
Name one guilty pleasure.
Red-headed slut shots.
Do you have a favorite TV show?
“Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.”
If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be?
Hillary Clinton, hands down. She is my idol. I would love to hug her and then just spend an hour with her talking about her life and everything she has been through. Maybe put glitter on her on my way out.
What are some of the highlights—or lowlights—of your worst date ever?
It was in high school and I was showing my mom’s friend’s son around. Apparently, he thought it was a date but I was not under the same impression. We went out to get sushi in Santa Monica near my house and then I dropped him off where he was staying. Before he got out of the car he sneak attacked and kissed me. My foot was on the break pedal and my car shot forward with surprise. It was awful. I called my best friend that night and came out to her.
Sum yourself up in one word.
Eigenzinnige, which means quirky in Dutch.
Miley Cyrus: Dancing Queen or Hot Mess?
Hot Mess. [Corps member] Steve Dyer is a much better twerker. Just sayin’.
Name a song you can’t get enough of.
“Roar” by Katy Perry. Guaranteed to put a smile on my face.
What makes you laugh uncontrollably?
The movie “Bridesmaids” and DamnYouAutocorrect.com.
What was your reason for joining the Corps?I was looking to meet new friends and help create a fun and safe space for others to have a great experience like I did. I also got to glitter people. Huge bonus.
Was there something you learned about yourself as a Corps member?
I learned that I am more comfortable in Boston then I have been anywhere else I have lived. I am surrounded by people that love me and love glitter as much as I do. I am myself here, and The Welcoming Committee has been a big part of that.
Annie was interviewed by Corps alum Fred Durso #4142, who blogs at freddurso.wordpress.com and can’t wait to sample her apple blackberry pie.