October 2, 2014
What brought you to KS&R?
I was a Psychology major at RPI and, as graduation neared, I realized that I needed to figure out what I was going to do. I decided to apply to anything and everything that was research-based. When the KS&R opportunity came along, it was a mix of perfect timing and good luck. Although market research was something I had never done before, I knew I would be able to use my psychology and research background and was excited to start something new.
If you could choose your age forever, what age would you choose? Because?
21. You have enough freedom to make a big jump, but there is still a net to catch you if things go horribly wrong.
If you could spend one week as a fictional character, who would it be?
A "Doctor Who" companion. It would be the adventure of a lifetime to travel in space time to see different worlds and planets - and, of course, save humanity.
As a child, what was your answer to the age-old question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?"
In my 5th-grade yearbook, I said I wanted to be a pediatrician. I wanted to be a doctor up until I watched the TV show "ER" and realized that it was not for me.
What would it surprise people to learn about you?
That I play both the violin and the piano (I have played the violin since I was in 3rd-grade and the piano since 6th-grade, but I haven't played either seriously since high school).
What natural talent would you most like to possess?
To be able to sing really well. I sing out-loud pretty often, to the annoyance of others, so it would be nice if I at least sounded good.
What is your pet peeve?
Drivers who don't use their turn signal and drivers who sit in the left lane without passing.
What is your favorite website?
It's a tie between netiflix.com (I can binge watch with the best of them) and sporcle.com. I know all of the countries of Europe thanks to sporcle.com. If you don't find that impressive, you're wrong.
What is your motto?
"The worst thing they can say is no." It gives me the confidence to ask for anything. It is also a reminder to never let the fear of someone saying "no" discourage you from trying.
What is your principal defect?
I have no sense of direction. Ask any of my co-workers! I used a GPS to get to and from work for about a month (maybe longer...).