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Today we're excited to higlight our associate, Felicity Boykin. Read on to learn 10 facts about the rising sophomore at Otterbein University.  

10 Things About Felicity Boykin

What are your hobbies?

Most people say I am crazy, but I really enjoy running. Something about starting my day with a long run while listening to music is so refreshing. I also love watching sports - specifically baseball. Anytime the St. Louis Cardinals are playing I have the game on. Besides running and watching sports, I like to travel, try different foods and spend time with friends and my dog Russell.

What has been your favorite college course?

I took a public relations course during my spring semester of freshman year that taught me all about strategic planning. During this course, I worked with a group of classmates on an entire strategic plan for our client who was looking to open her own psychiatric practice. I really enjoyed the hands-on experience of working with a client, creating marketing materials and putting my ideas into action for her business.

What has been your favorite thing about college so far?

The self-growth opportunities that college has given me have been one of the best things about college so far. From joining clubs to meeting new people to taking on a leadership role within an organization – there are so many ways to get involved.

What is your favorite food?

I feel like pizza is a very basic answer, but for me there is nothing better than a wood-fired margherita flatbread pizza.

Would you rather live by the ocean or in the mountains?

You can’t go wrong with either view, but personally, I would live by the ocean. Ever since I was a kid I have been obsessed with palm trees, sand, salt water and of course the warm weather.

What's your biggest fear?

I would jump out of a plane, and even dive with sharks, but there is something about snakes and spiders that terrifies me.

What is your favorite season of the year?

As much as I love when it snows on my birthday in January — I love the summer months. I enjoy having a nice tan, being able to swim, and hanging out around the fire at night.

Where is your dream vacation?

I have seen so many beautiful pictures taken in Iceland. It would be a dream if I could spend a few weeks in Iceland exploring and surrounded by nature.

Do you have any pets?

Russell is my dog's name. He is a German shorthaired cocker spaniel. He is almost fifteen years old, but has so much energy and I love taking him on hikes. 

Who is your celebrity role model?

I have always enjoyed following Serena Williams's journey as an Olympic tennis player, businesswoman and mother. She inspires other women to succeed with her platform. My favorite quote from her is, “You just have to prove to yourself that you can go out there and be the best that you can be and not prove anything to anyone.”

Do you have any nicknames?

People call me Flip. It all started when I was younger and my parents called me “FlipFlop” because I walked funny and now it is shortened to Flip.


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