Q: W.What is the most interesting thing about your job?
A: Within a single day, I can spend time with dinosaur experts studying fossils, discussing plans with talented exhibit designers, watching an energetic educator engage a group of children in our galleries, meet with community partners, and work on a budget. My job activates almost all of my passions.
Q: What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you?
A: Move with confidence.
Q: How do you start the day
A: With a run. Not only does it help me wake up and visualize the day, it also helps me get to know our new city.
Q: Which three qualities do you value most in a person?
A: Friendliness towards others, curiosity about the world and openness to change!
Q: If you could have dinner with a person, living or dead, who would it be?
A: My sister. COVID-19 has kept us physically at a distance for 18 months.
Q: What are you doing for fun
A: Our 6 year old daughter and our 8 month old puppy are the local fun experts. Whatever they do!
Q: W.What would you change about Pittsburgh?
A: I can recycle very little of what I use, and green waste ends up in the trash.
Q: P.People would be surprised to know …?
A: I’ve been wearing hearing aids since I was 4.
Q: If you won Lottery you would…?
A: Scholarship positions and galleries in every natural history museum I’ve worked at.
Q: W.What do you regret most?
A: When I was younger, I didn’t take a year in between.
Q: W.What would your epitaph say?
A: She couldn’t hear well, but she was a great listener.
Q: IIf you could come back as anything, what or who would it be?
A: A morning sequoia.