Triana Arguedas is a Masters student studying historic bull shark population trends in the Mexican Atlantic using fishery dependent data along with better understanding the socioeconomic impact of fluctuating trends.

1 Are you an early bird or night owl?

 

Early Bird

 

2 Are you pro- or anti-pun?

 

Pro-pun

 

3 Do you have any pets?

 

2 pups! A pit mix named Dora and a mutt named Selene

 

4 Do you have any science-themed home decor?

 

I have a LOT of whales around my house

 

5 Do you prefer cooking or baking?

 

Baking

 

6 Do you prefer sweet or savory?

 

Both

 

7 Do you speak any other languages?

 

Fluent in Spanish

 

8 If you could switch professions, what would you do?

 

Teach!

 

9 If you could switch science fields, what field would you want to work in?

 

Computer science/programming

 

10 If you got a plane ticket right now, where would it go?

 

Japan

 

11 If you had one superpower, what would it be?

 

Read minds

 

12 Is there anything you strongly recommend we watch and/or read and/or listen to?

 

Watch Avatar the Last Airbender

 

13 It’s your day off. What do you want to do?

 

Surf or garden

 

14 What are three things you can’t live without?

 

A comfy sweater, reusable water bottle, and gum

 

15 What beverage gives you life?

 

Thai tea!

 

16 What book did you read in school that positively shaped you?

 

Ordinary People by Judith Guest

 

17 What did you want to be when you grew up?

 

A vet or an engineer

 

18 What drives you and keeps you going?

 

The chance to mentor students

 

19 What got you excited in science?

 

Figuring out how nature works!

 

20 What excites you about science now?

 

Figuring out new things about sharks and their ecology

 

21 What is a guilty pleasure of yours?

 

Cosmic brownies!!

 

22 What is a secret talent of yours?

 

I can read upside down and backwards

 

23 What is your favorite game?

 

Sushi Go (card game), Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)

 

24 What is the last book you read?

 

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

 

25 What is one of the best pieces of advice you’ve received?

 

You can’t expect miserable people to be happy for you

 

26 What is something you’ve always wanted to try but you’ve been too scared to do?

 

Skydiving

 

27 What is the best advice for your 18 year old self?

 

Stay curious and surround yourself with like minded people

 

28 What is the best way to de-stress?

 

Meditating or exercising

 

29 What is the last thing you watched?

 

Bob’s Burger

 

30 What is the weirdest thing you’ve had in your bag?

 

A retainer

 

31 What is your favorite animal?

 

Dogs, sharks, whales

 

32 What is your favorite book?

 

Like Water for Chocolate, The Time in Between

 

33 What is your favorite comfort food?

 

My partners home made chicken noodle soup

 

34 What is your favorite day of the year?

 

Mother’s Day, Hannukah

 

35 What is your favorite plant?

 

ALGAE

 

36 What is your favorite science fact?

 

Air bags deploy through a chemical reaction!

 

37 What is your favorite season?

 

Summer

 

38 What is your favorite smell?

 

The beach and surf wax

 

39 What is your favorite sound?

 

The sound of water moving around (spashing, bubbles etc)

 

40 What is your favorite thing about yourself?

 

I think I am a good friend and very patient

 

41 What is your favorite word (in any language)?

 

Cognition

 

42 What is your proudest moment?

 

Getting into graduate school

 

43 What kind of tree would you be?

 

A mango tree

 

44 What’s the best thing about where you live?

 

The beach!

 

45 Tell us something we probably don’t know.

 

Brushing my teeth is the most annoying hygiene thing I have to do LOL

 

46 Who would you like to see 46 Questions interview next?

 

@elasmo_gal (Jasmin Graham!)