Meet a Geek: Nicole Duff

February 12, 2016

by Dalinda Milne at 8:44 AM in Meet a Geek



We at OIT were curious about how well we really knew our colleagues.  In this blog post series, we'll interview the many faces of OIT to get a better understanding of the people who work with technology at UTSA

So now let's meet Nicole Duff, Communication Specialist for the Customer Relations and Communications (CRC) team.

Full name/nickname(s)...   My full name is Nicole Duff, but most of my closest friends call me “Nikki.”

Job title... I’m a part-time Communications Specialist with UTSA OIT.

My parents used to say… “Education is invaluable and cannot be taken away from you.” In fact, it’s something they still say!

Pets and/or other varmints...I don’t currently have any pets, but I used to own two hamsters and a dog when I was growing up (not all at the same time).

The best thing I ever won in a contest was …A first place trophy is, by default, the best thing I’ve ever won in a contest. It was for a singing competition I participated in many years ago.

Famous people I know or have met…. I have attended a few concerts, but unfortunately I didn’t get the opportunity to meet the celebrities performing. Hopefully that’ll change soon (fingers crossed!).

My prized possession ….That would probably be my iPhone. I rely on it not only to connect with my family and friends, of course, but also to keep me updated on current events, help me stay on track with deadlines, and so much more.

Special Talent/Stupid Human Trick…..I’ve been told that I’m really good at listening.

In my spare time I like to... use social media, curl up with a good book and watch Netflix.

Where do you like to go have fun? The mall, I absolutely love to go shopping!

Favorite pieces of clothing... I love to wear skinny jeans, high-waisted midi skirts and floral tops.

Weirdest thing I admit to wearing….I don’t think I’ve ever worn anything “weird” per se, I’m usually very selective when it comes to what I wear, and I wear whatever makes me feel comfortable.

Favorite food and/or restaurant... I really don't have just one favorite food, but pizza definitely ranks high on my list of favorites.

Star Wars or Star Trek? Neither.

Favorite TV show... Jane, the Virgin. I only recently started watching this show and binge-watched the entire first season in a matter of days. 

Favorite movie... It’s kind of hard to choose just one favorite movie, but I would probably say “The Gift” was one of the most unpredictable and intense movies I’ve seen lately. I enjoyed watching it.

Favorite candy bar... I absolutely love Snickers almond. I love almost anything with almond in general.

Favorite ice cream flavor... Strawberry is definitely my favorite ice cream flavor!

Favorite cereal... I’m actually not a big fan of cereal, but on the few occasions that I do eat it I reach for Cookie Crisp.

Favorite cake…It’s a toss-up between red velvet and tres leche cake.

Favorite place to visit or vacation... New York – I especially love the shopping scene and the experience of riding the Subways there.

I'm currently listening to... Nothing at the moment.

In the past year, I...learned a lot more about myself, made some amazing friends and created wonderful memories.

In the coming year, I...hope to meet more people and travel overseas.

Right now I am reading...these questions :-)