Meet the Millsapian: Dierra Myers

This week’s Millsapian is Dierra Myers of Petal, Miss. In her free time, she likes sleeping, eating and volunteering at the Mississippi School for the Blind and Deaf.

by Asia Allen

Features Contributor

Dierra is a junior biochemistry major from Petal, Miss. She currently serves as captain of the Millsaps cheer team. She loves hot Cheeto puffs, but despises regular Cheetos.  

 

P&W: What made you come to Millsaps?  

Dierra Myers: I liked that it had a small-school vibe.  I knew the classes would be smaller and I’d have one-on-one time with my teachers. It would be easier than going to a big state school. I attended a youth leadership here my sophomore year and everybody made me feel really welcomed. … The big one (reason) would be when I saw their acceptance rate into medical school.  

 

P&W: What is your favorite part of campus?  

DM: The football field. That’s usually where I’m the most excited.  

 

P&W: What one person on campus do you look up to the most?  

DM: Jamesia Kennedy. I follow her on social media, and I can see how dedicated she is to her studies. I aspire to be like that. … I would say I look up to her.  

 

P&W: What career field do you plan to go into?  

DM: My plan would be to go to medical school and then specialize in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  

 

P&W: What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s happened to you?  

DM: I almost killed my best friend, Alyssa. We were in cheer practice, and she was waving a pom-pom in my face. It hit me in the eye so I hit her back, and the rest is history. She was in the hospital, and she had a tumor in her spleen or something, and I made it rupture. I saved her life. … That’s what she doesn’t like to mention. The doctor said I saved her life. 

 

P&W: What one thing are you proud of right now?  

DM: My perseverance. I thought about leaving here a lot, but it’s my third year here and I stuck it out.  

 

P&W: What one thing annoys you the most?  

DM: People not willing to help other people. I can’t stand when people aren’t supportive of each other, especially black females. I hate it when we don’t have each other’s backs.  

 

P&W: What one place would you like to travel to and why?  

DM: Jamaica. I’d like to go to try the foods.  

 

P&W: Describe yourself in three words.  

DM: Strong-minded. Bubbly. Determined.  

 

The Purple and White thanks Dierra for answering these questions!  If you or someone you know would like to be the next “Meet the Millsapian,” you can email clevecd@millsaps.edu.  

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