Hot Bench: Trina Rizzo '19

Trina Rizzo ‘19

Trina Rizzo ‘19

Trina Rizzo ‘19

What are you most excited for during your last semester in Charlottesville? 

          Moving out of The Pavilion.

What is your favorite word?  


Where did you grow up? 

          Anna Maria Island, FL. It’s a tiny barrier island off the west coast with white sand beaches. So, yeah, you could say my life’s been pretty hard.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?

          My grandma used to make seafood soup noodles on everyone’s birthday (in Chinese culture, eating noodles on your birthday brings good luck and longevity), but now that I’ve moved, she makes them for me whenever I come home.

What’s your favorite hobby to avoid the stress of law school? 

          Singing with Gunners N’ Roses! We’ve got shows February 28, March 23, April 6, and April 20!

Where is your favorite place to vacation?

          Los Angeles, because my sister lives there and takes me to cool bars where you enter through a refrigerator.

What did you have for breakfast this morning?

              I only eat two breakfasts: Greek yogurt if I’m lazy or a spinach and cheese omelette if I’m feeling *gourmet*.

What’s your most interesting two-truths-and-a-lie? (And what’s the lie?)

              1. I sang the national anthem for the Oakland A’s; 2. I’ve never eaten a Reese’s cup; 3. I had a guinea pig named Tom Hanks. (1 is the lie: I sang for the New York Yankees, the Baltimore Orioles, the Tampa Bay Lightning, and the Tampa Bay Rays).

If you could live anywhere, where would it be?

              An air-conditioned bungalow over the water that’s in the Magic Kingdom but also walking distance to a Trader Joe’s. Y’know, something simple.

What’s your least favorite sound?

          Country music .

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?

          AirPods. I feel liberated.

Britney Spears or Christina Aguilera?

          Britney b*tch.

What is the best concert you have ever been to?

              Lady Gaga. #basic

What’s your favorite thing to do in Charlottesville?

              A day at the wineries: all the glamour of Napa at half the price.

If you could make one rule that everyone had to follow, what would it be?


What’s your spirit animal?

            A shiba inu, according to Buzzfeed.

What’s your favorite food?

            Usually I would say sushi, but I’m rethinking my life choices after I ordered sushi takeout for myself, and they gave me 3 pairs of chopsticks… I could feel their judgment with every bite…

If you won the lottery, what would you do with it?

            I’d probably do something insane like build a mini mansion for my dog a la Paris Hilton.

Do you have any pets?

            I have a 7-year-old yorkie named Luke! I rescued him this year, he’s 3.5 lbs, has 4 teeth, and I would die for him. @trinarizzo for photos <3

Where is a place you haven’t been but want to travel to?

            I want to see the Great Barrier Reef before all the coral dies :( but I also want to visit China with my grandparents and learn about their lives there before they immigrated to the United States.

What are the 7 wonders of the law school?

            John Dao is all of them.