- What was your first concert?
“NSYNC, I was thirteen, and my sister and my now brother-in- law took me and my cousin as a Christmas present. It was amazing!”
- Why did you want to be a teacher?
“I love working with students, and like seeing when they connect with something that really means something to them. I like seeing growth.”
- Who was your celebrity crush growing up?
“Well that takes you right back to NSYNC, Justin Timberlake.”
- Favorite childhood toy?
“Oh, I had a stuffed penguin that I named Pengey that was a gift from my uncle.”
- Best movie of all time?
“White Christmas, it’s a tradition in my family, we watch it on Thanksgiving every year.”
- Most embarrassing teaching moment?
“I don’t really get embarrassed, I just laugh about it. (laughs)”
- What movie or TV character would you want to be and why?
“I don’t want to be somebody else, I just want to be me.”
- If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?
“Chocolate! For sure.”
- If you were on a deserted island and your phone only had battery for one last song what would you play?
(laughs) “Oh man, that’s hard! The first thing that’s coming to my mind that just brings me a lot of joy is the theme song from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air (laughs) and I love Will Smith!”
- What was your funniest high school experience?
“Oh, this one’s actually embarrassing. So, when I was in ninth grade, we went on a trip over spring break to London and Scotland, with the school choir and we went to go see a musical in London, and the seats were super steep, and at the intermission I was getting up to go take a walk cause the seats were tight, ad this kid Kent asked me to get m&ms. So I go to step over his legs, to get out of the aisle and I trip over his feet and fall the entire way down. I was fine, but everyone in the theater saw everyone in my school, but as I said, I never really get embarrassed. Flash forward to my freshman year of college, it was the first weekend, and I lived in a suite, and I was going with one of my roommates that lived in the suite, with me to Urban Outfitters to get stuff for our suite. And so we go to Urban Outfitters, mind you I’ve literally just met this person that I’m supposed to live with for the whole year. And we ran into this girl Christina, who had been on the trip with me when I fell. She was with a friend of hers, and she takes one look at me and she busts out laughing. And I’m like, what’s happening? And she goes, I was just telling the story of when you fell down the stairs, at that play in London! (laughs) So the only embarrassing thing that happened to me all of High School was when I started college.”