10 Questions With...

November 10, 2009

Please introduce yourself and tell us about your role at KS&R.
I'm a Project Manager and this is my 14th year with KS&R. Over the years I've had the opportunity to work with many of KS&R's clients, but right now I am primarily focused on our work with a major global IT provider.

What's the best gift you've ever received?
The first full night's sleep after each of my children was born.

If you wrote an autobiography, what would you call it?
Unfinished.

What's your most urgent New Year‘s resolution for 2010?
I don't like to make resolutions, because they never get kept. I'll bet my co-workers would suggest that my resolution would be to have a neater office --- mine is legendarily messy, but that's how I work best.

If you could change places with anyone for a day, who would you like to be?
There aren't many famous people or celebrities that I'd be willing to trade places with. I think I would most like to go back to being a kid on summer vacation for a day.

What would you gladly wake up at dawn or stay up past midnight to do?
Is this a trick question? On most days I am working well before dawn and/or past midnight to meet the demands of KS&R's global research engagements.

What's the luckiest thing that ever happened to you?
I don't believe in luck.

If you had to choose another occupation, what would it be?
Either a librarian or a secret agent. I love to read so the idea of being a librarian has real appeal. I say "secret agent" because I really enjoy rooting out answers to a mystery in order to bring a "mission" to a successful completion.

If you could get away for a weekend, where would you go and what would you do?
Typically when I go away I over-schedule myself with too many activities. It would be great to get away and just relax. I don't have a specific destination in mind, except not a beach. I burn easily, and it's hard to relax when you're constantly trying to avoid sunburn!

What's on your to-do list?
It's long and encompasses a wide variety of things from straightening my house; making survey revisions; choosing a birthday present for my husband; and conducting briefing calls with international data collection partners. Hopefully, if I keep checking items off, the list will never stay the same for too long.