10 Questions With...

August 11, 2014

What brought you to KS&R?
After graduating from the State University of New York at Binghamton with a B.S. degree in Management and a minor in Marketing, I searched for a position that could reflect the coursework that I really enjoyed. KS&R seemed like the right fit - and the ever-changing nature of the work also really appealed to me. I've been here for two years now, working as an Analyst on both quantitative and qualitative projects. I really enjoy the work, and appreciate the many opportunities to learn and grow.

As a child, what was your answer to the age-old question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?"
Like every child who went to SeaWorld, I wanted to be a marine biologist. I later found out about all the biology courses required, and the fact that most marine biologists don't spend their days swimming with dolphins. I'd still like to go swimming with dolphins. It's definitely on my bucket list!

What is the most exciting card that you have in your wallet?
Disney World and Universal Studios theme park passes from the trip I took with my family back in April. It was my son's first time on an upside-down rollercoaster, so that was quite exciting for him, as well as for me watching him!

If you were to set a Guinness world record, what would it be for?
Having the largest collection of shoes...I wish!

What would people be surprised to learn about you?
That I spent most of my childhood in Massachusetts, just outside of Boston - since I don't have the accent. I definitely used to, but I was in middle school when my family moved to Syracuse, and the other kids constantly made comments about it. I worked hard to replace it with a Central New York accent! The trick is to pronounce an "O" as a nasal "A" and to over-annunciate "R's." Now, I wish I still had a bit of my Boston accent. I'm proud of where I came from!

What is the "must have" app on your phone?
Pinterest. I'm constantly on it searching for new recipes, decorating, and organization ideas, and dreaming about places I want to visit.

What is your pet peeve?
In the winter - when people don't brush off the top of their cars after a snowfall - and the snow blows off their cars right in front of you while you're driving behind them.

What is your standard "go to" snack?
Anything with avocados.

What one sense could you not live without?
My sight. I love to go to new places and see new things and people watch. I'm a very visual person. As the people who I work with could tell you, just give me the go-ahead, and I'll write a whole report with pictures and images!

Which animal in the zoo is most like you?
Probably some type of monkey. I'm very social, I love to talk, and I'm generally pretty loud.