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Meet the 2016 Gold Rush Squad: Anellisse and Brooklyn

View the best photos from the San Francisco 49ers cheerleaders' performance during the team's third preseason game.

Each week, gets to know two members of the 49ers Gold Rush. This week, we meet Anelisse, a rookie on the squad as well as a current Stanford student and Brooklyn of the squad and Kaitlin, a fourth-year veteran squad member.

What do you like most about being a member of the Gold Rush?

BROOKLYN: My favorite part of being on Gold Rush is being able to give back to the community. Being able to be a part of events that work closely with charities and foundations to help make our community better and put smiles on other people's faces means the world to me.

What is something our fans would be surprised to learn about you?

ANELLISSE: That I can speak Japanese! My grandma is from Japan. I learned so that I could travel back there with her this summer.

BROOKLYN: I grew up learning card tricks and now I love to do card tricks to other people!

What is your dream job?

ANELLISSE: Having the opportunity to be able to contribute in women, wellness and/or financial access issues in an entrepreneurial capacity is my life's dream!

BROOKLYN: Planning events to create special moments for others!

If you were a tourist in San Francisco, what three things would be on your must do list?

BROOKLYN: Have brunch at the Rotunda in Neiman Marcus, go Ice Skating in Union Square during the holidays and make a special trip to Mr. Holmes Bakehouse for a cruffin or donut!

Who is the most inspirational person in your life?

ANELLISSE: I'm most inspired by my parents. They both came to the United States from different countries when they were young, and have worked tirelessly to allow me to pursue my own dreams.

BROOKLYN: My mom! No question about it!

What is your most embarrassing moment?

ANELLISSE: I've always been the type of person to dive head first into things, no matter the consequences. When I was younger, I decided I needed a hair cut one day, so I took matters into my own hands. I got hold of a pair of scissors and chopped my hair off. This was when I was still in daycare, but I had a bowl cut until the third grade!

What does it mean to be a 49er Faithful?

BROOKLYN: Being a 49ers Faithful can be defined in so many ways. The Faithful are people who believe and envision only the best for the 49ers and usually have the beliefs passed down from previous generations. The 49ers are legendary for their ups and downs and the 49ers Faithful are beside them every step of the way.

What have you learned from being a member of the Gold Rush?

ANELLISSE: To give selflessly without fear of the future. I have never been part of a more supportive, caring, and helpful group of women, and hope to embody that same mentality no matter where life takes me. The women of Gold Rush are truly inspirational.







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