What do you do at Smith?
I'm an administrative
assistant for several academic programs (Archaeology, Ancient
Studies, Jewish Studies, Political Economy, Urban Studies
and the Study of Women and Gender), as well as the Faculty
Council and Smith College Institutional Review Board. I'm
also an Ada Comstock Scholar, majoring in Sociology -- hoping
for a 2009 graduation!
How many years
have you been at the college?
What is your busy season?
The academic year --
September to May.
NOW THE FUN STUFF:
Who gets the most face
time with you?
When I'm not here?
My husband Mitchell.
What are you
Red Over Blue:
The 2004 Elections and American Politics (homework)
and Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (pleasure
-- even though it sounds like homework).
Who are your
capable, warm, supportive people.
If you suddenly had two hours
of free time, what would you do?
Go for a long run or sleep.
I get so little of each during the school year, it's a tough
What is your
favorite wall hanging at home?
Toss-up: a photo of our Black
Lab buried up to her neck in leaves, looking particularly
defiant; or an ink-and-watercolor by a friend of the Ossipee
Mountain range across The Broads of Lake Winnipesaukee, as
seen from the deck of our old summer house -- makes me feel
like I'm there every time I look at it.
the heck out of you?
How much time do you
If you could
live during any period in time and in any place -- when
I'm fascinated by Europe
in the late medieval period. But I would really miss the
electricity and hot running water. And popular fiction. And
NPR. And Ben and Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie. And my
Ipod. Never mind...
Who does the
work around your abode?
It's split pretty evenly,
but I'll admit Mitchell probably carries most of the load
during the school year.
Is there any
time in your life you wish you could do over?
Of course! But since
it's not possible, I don't spend a whole lot of time worrying
about it. Though I do wish I hadn't been so cavalier about
my college education the first time around.
What did you
do before you came to Smith?
Twenty years in the
hospitality industry -- an educational experience I wouldn't
trade for anything (see previous question).
What single piece of
advice would you give to graduating Smithies?
There's nothing more
exhilarating and empowering than change -- embrace it.