OCCUPATION: Program coordinator at Westerly Library and Wilcox Park
BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
RIGHT NOW I’M IN THE MIDDLE OF: Preparing for and promoting art and technology programs as part of our Studio Rhode grant at the library.
FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND MY TIME: Crocheting and binge-watching something on Netflix.
PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: That everything has worked out at the library this year — it’s been a huge undertaking with all of the 125th anniversary events and our Studio Rhode Westerly programs.
I’D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR: Being helpful.
TOP ON MY BUCKET LIST: Visit Canada’s West Coast.
ALWAYS IN MY POCKET: Lip balm.
WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP: Psychologist.
PERSON WHO OR EXPERIENCE THAT HAS INFLUENCED ME THE MOST: My parents.
FAVORITE AUTHOR: Margaret Atwood.
I AM READING: “Alias Grace” by Margaret Atwood.
I AM LISTENING TO: Florence and the Machine
FAVORITE MOVIE/LAST MOVIE WATCHED: “Office Space” is my favorite, “The Addams Family” is the last movie watched (I’m stuck in the ’90s.)
FAVORITE TV SHOW: “The Golden Girls.”
FAVORITE PET: I feel bad picking a favorite, but my cat Daisy has me wrapped around her fluffy paw.
FAVORITE COMFORT FOOD: Potatoes.
AMOUNT OF TIME I SPEND ON SOCIAL MEDIA: A little over an hour per day, but some of it is for work!
TRAIT I MOST ADMIRE: A good sense of humor.
PET PEEVE: Slurping and chewing sounds.
FAVORITE QUOTATION: “Nolite te bastarades carborundurum (don’t let the bastards grind you down.” – Margaret Atwood, “The Handmaid’s Tale.”
MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD: It’s so beautiful here.
LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME: I never learned to ride a two-wheeler bicycle.
BEST ADVICE I EVER RECEIVED: Don’t be afraid to ask — the worst that can happen is they say “no.”
ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE: You can’t please everyone.
IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD: Get rid of Daylight saving time.
IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS: Hire a financial adviser.
I DRIVE A: Blue 2008 Toyota Yaris.
I WISH I DROVE A: I actually miss my old black 1995 Toyota Celica.
ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE: Pickles.
IF I COULD INVITE ONE SPECIAL PERSON TO JOIN ME FOR DINNER AND CONVERSATION, I WOULD INVITE: Eleanor Roosevelt
— Interview arranged and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro