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Maggie Odegaard (she/her)


Assistant General Manager

Hometown

Granger, IA

Field(s) of study

Journalism and Mass Communication, Event Management, Arts Entrepreneurship  

  

Three favorite albums

Women in Music Pt. III by HAIM

Swimmer by Tennis

Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend

Favorite concert experience

It’s so hard to pick, but I saw The 1975 at First Avenue in Minneapolis when I was 15 and a hugeee fan. It was one of the last small shows they played, and tickets were nearly impossible to snag. The band was about to blow up, and they had just released a few singles off their second album. I fell in love with the venue and made some great concert buddies waiting in line in the frigid cold, that is, December in Minnesota (I wore a skirt, bad move.) They played “Somebody Else” live. It wasn’t released at the time, and I remember thinking, “Wow, that song was fucking good.” I was just 15, and that was the first real concert that gave me the passion I have for live music. I’ll never forget it.

Hobbies / Interests / Fun Facts / Campus Involvement

I love to cook and bake! I got really into cooking when the pandemic hit, and I love planning what I am going to make each week. I have recently gotten back into reading, which is my ideal form of escapism. Two of my favorite books are “Normal People” by Sally Rooney and “Sharp Objects” by Gillian Flynn. I really enjoy traveling and hope to work abroad after graduation. Also, I have an insane love for clothes and wholeheartedly believe in the power of retail therapy.