A Brief Interview- Layla Souchet

By Brianna Eveler

Pulling my chair over to Layla’s, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. On the outside she’s a regular Spartan, sporting a McNiff Fitness Center hoodie and a casual bag to hold all her school supplies, but with a twist: she’s got two neon green bows in her hair. I’m thinking, “This girl seems cool,” and then we start talking.

For someone who I’m already taking a liking to because she’s so easy to talk to, Layla turns out to be surprisingly tough and driven. She was adopted when she was four years old and when I asked her if she likes her adopted family she answers, “Sometimes.” Not too surprising, I mean, who likes their family all the time? Because of her upbringing (she has an older sister that seems to be the favorite) Layla is an independent go-getter with four jobs (three of which are on campus) that all center around outdoor activities. All this income goes towards paying her own way through school.

In a short time, I’ve only partially figured this girl out. She stows away her pink pepper spray with a grin and lets me know that I can carry mine around too without a concealed weapons course (this chick is familiar with the shooting range too!) and we spend the last few minutes talking about Hurricane Isaac memes.


About brieveler

Attending Unviersity of Tampa, studying Psychology and Journalism.
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