Get To Know: Melanie Lawson, associate director of housing operations


Melaine Lawson is the associate director for housing operations and is in charge of all business processes for Housing and Residence Life. Get to know her in this Q&A.

What weird food combinations do you enjoy?

There aren't many, but I do enjoy a combination of sweet and salty – like potato chips or pretzels dipped in Nutella.

If someone narrated your life, who would you want to be the narrator?

Sigourney Weaver or Patrick Stewart.

What movie quotes do you use on a regular basis?

"Life finds a way." - "Jurassic Park"

"You're gonna need a bigger boat." - "Jaws"

"Open the pod bay doors, HAL." - "2001: A Space Odyssey"

"Push the button, Frank!" - "Mystery Science Theater 3000"

What TV show character would be the most fun to change places with for a week?

Any of the main characters from "Star Trek." It would be really amazing to adventure in space in an idealized future!

What fashion trend makes you cringe or laugh every time you see it?

Any of the current trends that evoke the 90s/Y2K, like flared jeans or bucket hats. I lived those trends the first time around, so I am perfectly content to let someone else rock that look now.