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Student Spotlight: Aine Piedad

Student Spotlight: Aine Piedad

Major: BioChem and Molecular Biology

Sport: Swimming

Year: Junior


What is your full name?

Aine Mayumi Piedad

Where did you grow up?

San Diego, CA

What is one of your favorite places to go/favorite things to do in your hometown?

Going to get brunch with friends in Hillcrest

How long have you been competing in your sport?

8 and a half years

Who/What got you into your sport?

My mom made me join swim club with my older brother

What is your favorite thing about your sport?

Not being able to feel or smell myself sweating

On a free Saturday with no homework or plans, what would your ideal day look like?

Laying in bed, eating and reading

What's something in the Bay Area that you really want to visit or see?

Point Reyes

What is your favorite thing about Mills?

My single room

What is your favorite color?


What is your favorite food/drink?

Nilaga soup and rice and basically any soda

What song do you have on repeat right now?

Paper by Lil Cats ft. 24hrs

Is there anything that you are doing outside of athletics that you are super passionate about?

I love painting and drawing. I'm a huge fan of traditional media (shameless plug IG: spicy_marshmallow)

What is something you want to do before you graduate?

Make Neil laugh so hard that he cries (kinda did it already but gotta do it again)

What is your favorite class this semester and why?

Either Immunology or Molecular Cell biology. It is incredibly fascinating to learn about how complex and organized the little cells in your body are in order to create the living, breathing and sentient being humans are today.


Here are some pictures of Aine's artwork: