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Kathy San Antonio, events and scheduling systems administrator, College Relations

THE BASICS:

What do you do at Smith?

I schedule space for all kinds of college events and "direct traffic" for the questions that come up about the myriad aspects of events; I'm also the systems administrator for the R25 space scheduling program and online events calendar.

How many years have you been at the college?

Seven.

What is your busy season?

Um, the entire academic year!

NOW THE FUN STUFF:

Who gets the most face time with you?

Really, it's my computer because I seem to communicate through it almost entirely these days!

What are you reading now?

Sadly, right now only magazines that are pretty much fluff stuff.

Who are your role models?

Although it sounds cliché, I have to say that my mother, who at 81, is expanding and challenging herself in ways that would scare the heck out of most people half her age, is enormously inspiring to me.

If you suddenly had two hours of free time, what would you do?

I'd probably either spend it outside, if a nice day, or if not, do online research on modern and contemporary art.

What is your favorite wall hanging at home?

For a long time it's been Maxfield Parrish's "Hilltop Farm"--one of the best examples of his "Parrish blue" that I love. It's also such a New England scene and I first was drawn to it when I was living in California.

What annoys the heck out of you?

Pretentiousness and posturing.

If you could live during any period in time and in any place -- when and where?

I really am happy to be here now, but I would love to be able to spend a day and a half to experience first-hand what life was like during the 1950s; I always hear such conflicting accounts of that time, and I came on board too late to get a sense of it.

Who does the work around your abode?

My partner and I have it worked out so that she does the outside work, which I hate, and I do the indoors work, which I...am better at.

Is there any time in your life you wish you could do over? 

Again, happy to be here now!

What did you do before you came to Smith?

For most of the 20+ years before Smith, I worked at various support-level positions in the medical field, which was both very hard and excellent experience for any type of work!

What single piece of advice would you give to graduating Smithies?

Widen.

 
10/11/07   Compiled by Eric Sean Weld
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