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Viviane Derico in 10

10 questions: answered. Vivi, our accounts assistant shares a combination that makes her feel at peace, her biggest irrational fear, the title of her (unwritten) memoir and advice to future students considering their options!

Hi Viviane, how long have you been working within the Finance department?

I’ve been working at the College for five years and counting!


What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?

Zero balances!

Viviane, it’s quick-fire round time!

What makes you feel at peace?

Sunday mornings and music… and it’s even better when they’re combined!


What is your biggest irrational fear?

After 40?! Crowded places and carbs…


What would be the title of your memoir?

Do you know how clever I am when I am speaking in Portuguese?! – an immigrant’s journey!


What piece of advice would you share with your younger self?

Don’t worry, be happy!


Imagine you could teleport anywhere. Where would you go right now?

Bora Bora… my dream place to visit.


What makes you laugh the most?

My 11-year-old son… he is hilarious by nature.


What is the one piece of advice you’d give to students as they consider their studying options?

Choose to study something that you are passionate about… the success will come with it as the only possible consequence.


If you could describe the Newbold experience in just three words, what would they be?

Full of God’s blessings!