“The best part about Troy is that he’s steady. There are no big ups and downs with him,” stated Hall Director Kent Boring. Troy Sonefeld, a new face when it comes to the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, is currently enjoying his first year as a Resident Assistant. Troy is a sophomore at the University of North Texas, majoring in Radio, Television and Film. Troy has been selected to be this week’s featured TAMS employee.
Q: Why did you decide to attend the University of North Texas?
A: My older sister came here so I was up here a lot. I really liked the atmosphere and the sense of community at UNT.
Q: Why have you decided to major in Radio, Television and Film?
A: I love movies and I love the idea of making movies and everything that entails movie-making. Although, after I receive my major, I plan to go into entertainment law and become an agent because agents are pretty much guaranteed jobs. Therefore, being an agent will lead me to the career of eventually becoming a movie-maker.
Q: Why did you decided to become a Resident Assistant for TAMS?
A: An RA for TAMS wasn’t my original choice. I applied for a housing job, went on 7 interviews at different dorm halls and didn’t get a job. Then, I got an email from TAMS and now I can’t imagine working at any other dorm hall.
Q: What has been your most memorable moment at TAMS?
A: We went to Dallas for training and had a little induction ceremony for all the new Resident Assistants. We stood in a circle on a mini fountain of water and all got inducted by being splashed on.
Q: How would you describe your childhood?
A: My family was loving. I had a brother and a sister and I lived near Austin. I guess I had a pretty normal childhood. I made a bunch of movies.
Q: What has been your most embarrassing moment?
A: In high school, they had a Carter Blood Care Drive for giving blood. Everyone in the senior class was giving blood so I decided I should too – even though I was really just doing it to get out of class. Well, I forgot about my fear of seeing my own blood. Nevertheless, the nurse went to prick me and I saw my blood. I remember saying “I don’t feel good,” and then waking up later with a few nurses above me and the entire senior class staring at me.
Q: What are your musical preferences?
A: Well I really like Muse- it’s heaven sent. I also like The Naked and Famous, Paramore, Awolnation, MGMT. Oh and Blink-182 is pretty good.
Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
A: My friends and I constantly see movies. We like to go watch back to back movies and I, personally, like to go sit in coffee shops. Art Six is my favorite – even though it’s haunted.
Q: If you could be any inanimate object, what would you be?
A: I would be a camera because a camera captures every single moment. It sounds kind of cheesy, but a camera is worth a thousand words.
Q: What has been a life changing moment for you?
A: When I was 14, my parents got a divorce and that was one of the most life changing moments for me. It was extremely unexpected, but it changed everything about my life and it made me mature faster.
Q: Describe yourself in three words.
A: Chill. Sarcastic. And uh…Caring.
Q: Are you a Harry Potter fan and if so, which character do you relate most to?
A: OH YES. Hmm…that is a great question. I would have to say Fred or George because I’ve had a problem with authority in the past and the twins are cool in a subtle way.
Q: If you had to be one girl for a day, who would you be and why?
A: I would be Zooey Deschanel. If you don’t know her, she’s the girl from ELF. She is hilarious, kind-hearted and not your typical actress. She’s perfect – definitely a dream wife.
Q: What’s the best way to make you angry?
A: The best way to make me angry is to think you know everything or be obnoxiously loud in public places.
Q: If you could go back to one moment in history, what would it be?
A: I would go spend a night in New York City during the 1920’s.
Q: What is the one thing that you want people to know about you?
A: I’m not judgmental of anything or any situation that someone is in.
Interview Conducted by Kristen DeWilde