What do you do at Smith?
Director of admission.
How many years
have you been at the college?
This is my twelfth year at Smith.
What is your busy season?
Now...all the time...except
for about two weeks in early June.
NOW THE FUN STUFF:
Who gets the most face
time with you?
My terrific colleagues
in the admission office and my husband and son.
What are you reading
Admission applications! Also, A
Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell. It's a story
about the underground effort by Italian citizens who saved
43,000 Jews during WWII.
Who are your
I've learned so much
from everyone I've worked with over the years. And my husband
and son teach me how to take life less seriously and to have
If you suddenly had two
hours of free time, what would you do?
Read or hike.
What is your
favorite wall hanging at home?
An etching of Dad's Coming by
Winslow Homer. My parents bought it for me when I was a teenager
at a time when they literally had no extra money. It was
given with great affection (and sacrifice) and I'm reminded
of that every time I look at it.
the heck out of you?
like the bumper sticker says.
If you could live during
any period in time and in any place -- when and where?
Here and now.
Who does the work around
The rule of thumb is that I
take care of the inside jobs and my husband does the outside
jobs. Of course, my son is always willing to help (at least
when threatened with the loss of the car).
Is there any time in
your life you wish you could do over?
Nope...I've been very lucky.
What did you do before you came
The only job I've ever had was
admission -- over 25 years. (As you might guess from my picture,
I started when I was 12.)
What single piece of
advice would you give to graduating Smithies?
Take risks or you may
end up turning 50 and wondering if you played it too safe.