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  • Kierma Phillips 

    Kierma Phillips

    Chicago, Illinois     
    Accounting A.A.B.

    I chose this career path because I have always loved numbers and problem solving.   

    Do you have children and/or pets?  I have two children—8-year-old Vincent and 1-year-old Zaniyah and a dog named Reece.  

    What is your favorite hobby or boredom buster?  arts and crafts with my children

    What is the last goal you set for yourself—that you achieved?  I completed my first fall semester at Edison State with A's.

    What do you do to relax?  At the end of the day, after putting the kids to sleep, I sit by a lit candle and watch my favorite show. I am currently catching up on "Criminal Minds." 

    If you had your own late-night talk show, who would you invite as your first guest?  My first guest would be Michelle Obama.  

    What song or album could you listen to on repeat?  "One In A Million" by Aaliyah

    If you had to delete all but three apps on your phone, which ones would you keep?  email, Instagram, Pinterest

    If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?  It would be a dinner plate from Caribbean Jerk Palace. I could not choose one thing. The plate comes with chicken, lobster tail, shrimp, rice, yams and macaroni.  

    Are you an "early riser" or a "night owl?"  Night owl

    Would you try space tourism if money were no object?  Yes 

    What is one popular book, TV show or movie that you have never read or seen?  "Harry Potter" 

    What is your favorite season?  Summer

    What influenced your decision to choose the major or career path that you did?   I chose accounting as a major because of my love for numbers and problem solving. 

    What do you plan to do after graduating from Edison State?   I want to continue my education at a university and work for a company to gain knowledge and experience in the accounting field. I plan on eventually starting my own bookkeeping and tax business.