23 with ’23: Monica Santiago


Monica Santiago

Monica Santiago poses.

Monica Santiago is a senior at Jonathan Alder High school and is a member of the Spanish Club. We interviewed Monica as part of our 23 with ‘23 series to spotlight 23 different members of the class of 2023.


Q: What’s one thing people don’t know about you?

A: I like working out.

Q: What’s your wakeup ritual?

A: Waking up to my alarm, that’s pretty much it. 

Q: What’s your go to bed ritual? 

A: Listening to music. 

Q: What’s your favorite time of day?

A: Late afternoon.

Q: If you could switch lives with someone for a day, who would it be?

A: My dog.

Q: Dream country to visit?

A: Mexico.

Q: What’s the biggest surprise you’ve had?

A: Working at Chipotle. 

Q: If your life was a TV show, what song would be in the intro?

A: A Bad Bunny song.

Q: What are three things you can’t live without?

A: My family, my friends, my boyfriend. 

Q: What 3 people living or dead would you like to make dinner for?

A: My boyfriend, and my two sisters. 

Q: Window or aisle seat?

A: Window seat.

Q: Secret talent?

A:  I can move my ears back. 

Q: Most adventurous thing you’ve done in your life?

A: Walking around downtown past midnight.

Q: How would you define yourself in three words?

A: Quiet, overthinker, kind. 

Q: What’s inspiring you in life right now and why?

A: Just waiting until graduation. 

Q: Best piece of advice you’ve received?

A: It’ll all be okay. 

Q: What would you like to be remembered for?

A: Just being there as much as I can. 

Q: Best thing to happen to you today?

A:  My oatmeal in the morning. 

Q: Worst thing to happen to you today?

A: Waking up a little late. 

Q: If you made a documentary, what would it be about and why?

A: My life so far in 2023. 

Q: Last piece of content you consumed that made you cry?

A: I think a movie about a dog dying. 

Q: Song you can listen to on repeat?

A: Plenty of Mexican music.  

Q: On a scale of 1-10, how excited are you about life right now?

A: I’d say about 8.