Lauren Rebekah Lyons, aka Bekah aka Beks
Historic Preservation track, 2nd year graduate student
Rebekah is from Park City in Barren County, KY. In 2007, she got her undergraduate at WKU in Theatre: Acting with a minor in Broadcasting. She worked at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site, as well as with Three Forks Restoration Company. Currently, Rebekah works at Mammoth Cave National Park.
Rebekah picked the Historic Preservation track because she has a passion for conservation, preservation, and restoration, particularly on historic architecture such as buildings in the historic districts of cities like Salem, Charleston, New Orleans, Boston, etc. Basically, she loves the East coast and wants a job somewhere on it.
In the summer of 2012, Rebekah intends to intern in Dublin, Ireland for ten weeks.
After I graduate I'd love to move to the east coast and work for a historic restoration agency, for the National Park Service, or preservation agency.
She has a four year old wheat Cairn Terrier who she rescued when Ava was about 5 months old: "I've loved on her ever since! We've been through a lot together - she's my best friend :)"
When she has free time she likes to travel, read (for fun), and take advantage of the outdoors, whether it be canoeing, horseback riding, hiking, camping, etc. She also tries to work out - running is a must.
She loves all fruits! Japanese food is among her favorites. She eats a lot of health foods... yogurts, granola, salads, protein-packed stuff. On cheat days Chinese is always a nice treat.
If you were given a couple million what would you do with it? "I'd pay off my debt (school loans and such), as well as my parents'. I'd buy a historical Queen Ann, Victorian style house on the east coast and raise a couple of kids when the time is right. Whatever's left will be invested. Although I may have to buy an Aston Martin V12 Vanquish and a Bugatti Veyron, a big LED flat screen TV and maybe install a pool complete with sand, a water slide, and margarita vending machines."
If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? "It would be easy to go with a Disney princess because they always get the happy ending and a hot prince, but they have to deal with a bunch of villains and crazy people before they get him. I don't think I can answer this one!"
What did you want to be when you grew up? "What didn't I want to be when I "grow up"! I wanted to be an actress, a singer, an archaeologist, a palaeontologist, a park ranger... so many things, so little time."