Q. What is the nicest compliment you can ever recall giving or receiving?
Cacioppo: When I graduated college, it was nice to hear all the kind words and to receive the thoughtful cards from family and friends.
Q. What would you like to change about yourself, and why?
Cacioppo: I would like to live a more fit and healthy lifestyle.
Q. What two things would you like to see eliminated from the planet?
Cacioppo: I would like to see bullying eliminated in all forms, including but not limited to cyberbullying. I would also like to eliminate violence, poverty and racism. Unfortunately, they are all still a major problem.
Q. Excluding your family, who taught you more about life than anyone else?
Cacioppo: During nursing school, I had many mentors who helped teach me different aspects of life. Some more than others helped get me through school in showing me determination, dedication and patience.
Q. Why do you think tattoos are more popular now than a couple of decades ago?
Cacioppo: I believe ... our generation is more open to self-expression. If the money is available, then I definitely plan on getting more.