Are you a Teachers College student, and, if so, what are you studying?
Yes. I’m studying Sociology and Education, with a concentration in Education Policy.
Your favorite meal? I love breakfast food. It is by far, my favorite meal of the day.
Song you love no matter how many times you hear it:
The World Has Turned and Left Me Here by Weezer and Sunday Best by Augustana
A country you’d like to visit?
Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Scotland, Turkey. That’s more than one!
What did you want to be when you grew up?
A fashion designer and interior designer. But then I realized I couldn’t really draw, so I decided it was time to rethink my career options!
What was your first job?
Working as a cashier and hostess at a restaurant.
What has been your worst job?
Probably any job related to food service (not food criticism) that I’ve had.
What has been your best job(s)? Working as a Water Polo competitions reporter at the Beijing 2008 Olympics. I also reported and wrote for a citylife magazine in Shanghai called That’s Shanghai, in which I got to do a variety of cool things including being a food critic.
A book you strongly recommend?
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. I am currently reading The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz, and really enjoying it.
A sport you enjoy playing (or watching)? Swimming (playing) and basketball (watching).
…Best places to read? The library (obviously!), on airplane flights, and at home.
. . .Favorite authors or books? How To Lose Friends and Alienate People by Toby Young, Crime and Punishment by Dostoevsky, and anything by Ernest Hemingway.
Most fascinating person I’ve ever met was- I didn’t technically meet him per se, but when the Dalai Lama came to my alma mater, he waved at me. And that was pretty awesome.