Campus Spotlight: Fiona Dolan
By Anita Misago
Fiona Dolan is a junior majoring in information science and minoring in creative writing. Outside of class, Dolan is a research assistant for the Lakeland Community Heritage Project and president of UMD's Club Boxing. For Dolan, boxing is how she re-centers whenever stressed about upcoming assignments or needing to blow off some steam. In the two years of her presidency, she has seen the members continuously improving skill and increasing confidence. "I’m especially proud of having our membership grow so fast, with 20-30% of them being women," Dolan says. Read more about Dolan and her style:
MM: What makeup styles do you gravitate towards?
FD: Warm tones: reds, browns, oranges
MM: Describe your style in three words:
FD: Comfortable, contrasting, simple
MM: What is your go-to outfit?
FD: On a typical day, my style consists mainly of my 90’s jeans, any variation of crop tops (fitted and flowing) and my Doc Martens.
MM: What inspires you when getting dressed?
FD: To me, clothes convey a story about oneself to others, and the energy I want to put out.
MM: What trends are you drawn to?
FD: I really like fashion that has a lot of contrasts - really masculine details on feminine pieces, or a fully done face with a baggy old tee. I’m also drawn to more punk-y styles.
MM: Who are your style icons?
FD: FKA Twigs. There’s this one photo of her in this really lacy, bright white top and then these business pants with Doc Martens. It’s awesome! I also like the comfort of SZA’s style. She’s probably the celebrity I dress most like on a day to day basis.
MM: What is your favorite thing to do on campus?
FD: Boxing is definitely my favorite thing to do on campus. Otherwise, if it’s nice outside, I like to go find a nice sunny spot and just hang out - reading, drawing, listening to music
MM: What is your favorite restaurant on campus or in the area?
FD: Pho Thom is the restaurant. Their Cashew Nuts with Tofu has never let me down.
MM: What is your favorite thing to do in DC?
FD: I actually don’t go to DC very often, but when I do, I love going to the art museums.