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Bernie Slammers

#41

Name:Andrea

Occupation:ACE Life Skills Education Program Specialist

First Appearance:2017

Hometown:Birmingham

 

About Slam:

How did you get into Roller Derby?

A friend made me watch Whip It back in 2012, and after that I always wanted to join.

What is your best roller derby memory?

My favorite derby moment is probably our Greenville, SC bout. I felt that game was a defining moment for how far our B-team had come from the previous seasons.

What is your most embarrassing roller derby memory?

Any time I fall in front of a lot of people is embarrassing honestly.

What was your first bout like?

My first bout was extremely scary at first, but as soon as the bout started I forgot about the crowd and was there with my team.

What are some of your other hobbies?

I’m in a book club, I listen to NPR, audiobooks, & podcasts, I play in a community softball league, and I love singing.

Who are some of your personal Heroes

Terry Gross, my grandparents, and Lin-Manuel Miranda

What 3 fictional characters best describe you?

Xena Warrior Princess, Linda Belcher, and Cristina Yang

What charities or organization(s) are you involved with or support?

AlaQuest Collaborative for Education (ACE) & Magic City Acceptance Center.

Where do you like to hang out in Birmingham when you are not skating?

I hang out at TrimTab & mostly my house with my cat.

Favorites:

Food:

Any pasta.

Music/band:

The Menzingers, Lady Gaga, & Neil Young

Movie/Play:

It’s a tie between Spirited Away and 10 Thing I Hate About You

Books/Authors:

Neil Gaiman is my favorite author. My favorite book is A Thousand Splended Suns.

TV Show/Podcast:

My favorite tv shows are Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Place, Game of Thrones, Veronica Mars, and Bob’s Burgers.