Geek of the Week: Kelsey Kopecky

Some geeks are content to sit at home, gather knowledge, game, read, and otherwise shut themselves away from the outside in keeping with the stereotypical sedentary nerd lifestyle. Others boldly venture out to see the rest of the world, meet other nerds from all walks of life, and work on projects that require both travel and artistic capabilities. This is the kind of geek people can find in Computer Science senior Kelsey Kopecky. The Oredigger caught up with Kopecky last week to learn about her geekery.

[Oredigger]: Why did you choose that major?
[Kopecky]: ‘Cause I like solving puzzles and [because] CSU has a crappy Zoology department.

What’s been your favorite class so far?
Creative Writing because Toni Lefton loves dinosaurs.

Are you a geek and why?
Yes. You should just look at all the stuff that covers the walls of my apartment and the stack of video games [I have there].

What do you do with your limited spare time?
Make costumes of nerdy things.

What is your favorite thing about Mines?
Everyone else accepts my random tangents as normal.

If you were a superhero, would you rather be an awesome but still relatively normal human like Batman or Iron Man, or would you prefer to have actual super powers?
I’d want to be super-rich and innovative, as long as I don’t look like buff Bruce Wayne ’cause that’d be horrifying.

What is your greatest accomplishment?
Collecting all of the beads in Okami.

In a battle of wits, who would win if the fight was between Dr. Stephen Hawking and Professor Charles Xavier?
Xavier because he can control Hawking’s mind. I mean, no matter what, he’s gonna win.

If you could be dropped into any fictional universe, what would it be and why?
[The universe of] Doctor Who because then you could get to all the other parallel universe, [which] would also include some video game universes.

If you could have your own Pokémon, which one would you want and why?
Both Weelees, which are fusions, [one] between Weedle and Hitmonlee and [one between] Weezing and Hitmonlee because they would do wheelies on a bike.

What is your best nerd moment?
[It was] either making a Star Fox costume or naming my pet degus after Tales of the Abyss characters.

Do you have any plans for the future?
[They involve] getting into web development and making more costumes.

Do you have any advice for fellow geeks and Mines students?
Embrace it because everyone else does too.

Do you have a favorite quote?
“Two wrongs don’t make a right turn.” – Sylvester McCoy as the 7th Doctor from Doctor Who

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