Meet Ola

| December 7, 2011
Ola is a member of the first floor services staff. She often sends her coworkers psychological personality tests to take and she is always sharing articles she finds interesting. Continue reading to learn more about Ola.

Hi, my name is Ola I am currently a Teachers College student working on my masters in psychology.

Where’s your hometown? Krakow, Poland. Born there, moved to America when I was 8.

Your favorite food? That’s a hard one because I love food, but I’m going to go with anything that involves potato. Because potato is the greatest food ever created. It is delicious and incredibly versatile: you can have it as dinner for example mashed potatoes, it can be turned into a snack like potato chips, and it can be turned into a liquid. Genius!

Song you love no matter how many times you hear it: Anything by Dragonette, because they are the best band most people haven’t heard of. I could also listen to Amanda Palmer forever.

A country you’d like to visit? I would like to visit the world! But I guess at the moment Japan, Greece, and Peru top my list.

What did you want to be when you grew up? When I was little I wanted to be a teacher, chef, actress, spice girl…..the usual.

What was your first job? My first job was a hostess at the chic and trendy Ruby Tuesdays. I know what you’re thinking: how did I ever land such a glamorous job? Two words: industry contacts.

A book you strongly recommend? Stiff by Mary Roach, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by the amazing Oliver Sacks, and the super addicting Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson

A sport you enjoy playing (or watching)? I LOVE playing and watching volleyball, Keri Walsh may be the best volleyball player around. I also greatly enjoy watching soccer, though I’m still not ready to talk about Germany.

TOP THREE….
…Favorite places in NYC? Mayahuel – my favorite place to eat; Hudson River Park – its a great place to take a walk, run, read, people watch, sit and relax; The Mars Bar!!!!! – ok technically since it closed a few month ago it is no longer a real place, but it will ALWAYS be a part of my soul.

…Best places to read? The subway, any NYC park, and the LIBRARY of course!!

… Favorite authors or books? I will read anything by Oliver Sacks, Mary Roach and Michael Pollan. My favorite books: America (The Book) by Jon Stewart, Catch 22 by Joseph Hellar, Stiff by Mary Roach.

Strangest thing ever done: One afternoon I sat through an introductory seminar at the Scientology center in NYC…..it was frightening.