Meet Ainsley DeNoyelles. We thought it was time to introduce some of our talented OU IT student interns, and we’re delighted Ainsley agreed to be the first! Ainsley’s role is Center Lead for the Couch Practice Center, and she serves as a liaison between the Lab Experience Leaders and the Practice Spaces Program Manager. This means, Ainsley tells us, her goal is to work proactively to provide the best experience possible for our students. She loves coming up with fun new ideas to engage students in our labs and practice centers around campus.
Today Ainsley shares with us her favorite kind of food to cook, her simple trick for remembering important information, and the white sand beaches she can’t wait to visit again.
Where did you go to school?
I am currently a sophomore here at OU. I am majoring in entrepreneurship with a pre-med focus.
What is the best thing about your hometown?
The very first Warren Theater was founded in Wichita, KS. It still stands in downtown Wichita and is a great place to visit!
Tell us about your favorite movie.
My favorite movie is Dead Poet’s Society. The first time I saw it was in english class in high school and I have seen it many times since.
Describe your perfect day.
My perfect day is spent with my family, whom I do not get to see very often. It would definitely involve watching KU basketball with my dad and spending quality time with my mom.
What is your favorite place to visit?
Disney World. No matter how old I get, I still love going back to visit! I’ve been to Disney World 8 times. We drive all the way from Kansas to Florida each time, stopping in Pensacola to spend the day on the white sand beaches. It does not hurt that the weather is almost always nice in Florida!
What was your first computer?
A Dell Inspiron laptop with an extremely bright pink case.
I cannot live without my…
Post-it notes. With so much technology in my life, I enjoy writing notes that are more physical. I am more likely to remember to do something if I write a sticky note for it.
Where would you go in a time machine?
I would travel to the future. Being able to know that I have chosen the right path for my future would make my time as a student much less stressful!
What would we find in your fridge?
You would find a lot of pasta. I love making Italian food, but I always make too much pasta at one time.
What did you care most about at age 10?
At age 10, I was very focused on growing up. Getting ready to go into middle school was the most important thing to 5th grade me. Now I would love to go back to the days of recess and only an hour worth of schoolwork every night.
Thank you, Ainsley!