Tierra Thompson, 23, lives in Copperas Cove and works at Panda Express.

What do you like about living and working in Copperas Cove?

I enjoy that it is really safe and quiet here. I enjoy the parks in the Copperas Cove area — great place for kids to play in.

Tell me about your family.

My mother and sister both live in Killeen. My mother works at Sprint in Temple. My sister is a teacher at Patterson Middle School in Killeen. I am single and have no children at this time.

Are you involved in any community activities, organizations or clubs?

I attend church regularly and I pay my tithes.

Where do you attend school?

I’ve attended Central Texas College since 2010. I work and attend college full time. I expect to graduate by 2015.

What is your favorite vacation spot?

Hawaii is my favorite vacation spot, because I was there with my father for two years.

What is your favorite television show?

“The First 48.” I watch it with my mom when I go visit her.

If you could change one thing about your life what would it be?

I would have gone straight to college from high school instead of waiting for two years.

What is the best advice you were ever given?

My mom said, “Make sure that you’re happy in the career that you choose. If you’re not happy, you make everyone else unhappy, also.”

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