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Get to Know: Emily Hollis

January 29, 2019
Emily Hollis

Emily Hollis

Age: 21

Born in: New Mexico

Lives in: Arlington

Occupation: Barista at Ristretto Coffee Lounge & Wine Bar

Best part of living in the area: “I met the love of my life in Washington.”

What do you enjoy about your job? “I like making coffee and the people I work with.”

What is your dream job? “I’ve always wanted to own my own coffee stand.”

How do you take your coffee? “I like a white chocolate mocha.”

When you were younger, what did you want to be? “I always thought I wanted to follow in my mom’s footsteps and be a medical examiner, but as I’ve gotten older I’ve realized I could not handle that.”

What’s your favorite childhood memory? “We lived in the desert and me and my brother used to make mud piles and cover our faces, like mud masks.”

Who do you admire most and why? “My mom. She’s a strong, independent person.”

What’s your spirit animal? “An elephant. Elephants are just super emotional and cute and they love their family, they stay in their little herd.”

What are you looking forward to in spring? “My birthday in April.”

If you could vacation anywhere, where would it be? “A nice quiet, warm beach.”

Where’s the farthest you’ve traveled? “I’ve been all the way to Massachusetts — I’ve never been out of the United States.”

What’s your favorite movie? “I love the ‘Labyrinth,’ the one with David Bowie. I’m a big David Bowie fan.”

What are you watching on Hulu right now? “’Manifest’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’”

The world would be a better place if: “David Bowie was still here.”

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