CM Life: Describe yourself in three words:
Carissa Onifer: Weird, determined and family-oriented.
CM: What is the best part about being a Chippewa?
CO: Having that sense of community in a college town. Coming from a small town and going to college and getting that sense of community is great.
CM: Who is your role model?
CO: Aretha Franklin. I just think she’s fun. She followed her dream and is very passionate. I’ve seen her perform live and you can tell she just puts her whole heart into her performance and what she does.
CM: What is the best piece of advice you have ever gotten?
CO: If something is bothering you and you can’t do anything about it, don’t worry about it. But if you can, fix it.
CM: What did you want to be when you were growing up?
CO: Famous. I wanted to be a famous singer.