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What inspired you to run for the NPF? 

I’m running in honor of my aunt, Joan Birsic Dawson, who passed away from pancreatic cancer, and my uncle, Tom Cholis, who is currently battling this disease.

Running mantra or life mantra?

Be humble and kind.

Favorite place to run? Or your happy place? 

My favorite place to run is running the lake trails at the University of Notre Dame. There is nothing better than a brisk run on beautiful autumn day at ND before a football game.

You can have an unlimited supply of one thing for the rest of your life, what is it?  

Pizza! My favorite is buffalo chicken with a side of ranch dressing from Monte Cello’s in my hometown, Pittsburgh. There’s nothing better!

Have you ever completed anything on your “bucket list” OR Name one thing on your “bucket list”?

I would love to travel to Iceland!

What’s your favorite book?

Pride and Prejudice or 1984

You have to sing karaoke, what song do you pick?

“I Wanna Dance with Somebody”- Whitney Houston

Five things you can’t live without? 

        1. Diet Coke
        2. My dog, Winnie
        3. Fresh flowers
        4. A good book.
        5. My family

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