If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
This one’s easy: Pizza. There’s nothing better than a hot circle of sauce, melted cheese and whatever toppings you can dream of. I consider myself a connoisseur of frozen pizza specifically, but also really enjoying making my own zah from scratch.
What are your hobbies?
In the sudden surplus of time I’ve had since finishing up grad school, I’ve tried to fill it with hobbies old and new. Reading, watercolor, camping/travel and film are some of my favorites. I thoroughly enjoy hanging out with my cats Poppy (short for Poptart) and MJ (Michael Jackson/Jordan).
What’s your favorite zoo animal?
Rhino, it is my nickname after all.
What is your favorite childhood memory?
Travelling to all 50 states during summer road trips with the family, 49 of which were reached by car. You see some incredible stuff when travelling by car that really sticks with you.
What did you think you would grow out of but haven’t?
Old school video games, that I play with the same crew that I did in elementary school. Mario Party, Mario Kart and Pokemon will never get old.
What could you give a 40-minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation?
Architecture/design, what else did I do for 6 years in school?
What is your proudest accomplishment?
My master’s thesis project was gratifying as I feel like I able to fully represent my design voice with ideas and concepts I had been developing throughout grad school.
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Whenever I get back from a trip I always ask the question if I’d want to live where I went. Most times I answer yes. Places that have stuck out on this basis are New York City or Portugal. Ultimately though I think I’d prefer to live near large expanses of the outdoors, either the desert or Boundary Waters.
If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?
Lebron James- not only my favorite basketball player of all time, but perhaps one of the most inspiring humans on the planet
Werner Herzog- if you’ve ever seen one of his films, then you know how mesmerizing it would be to hear him tell stories around the dinner table
Then I’d give both Lebron and Werner a plus 1 because I’m sure whoever they brought would be equally interesting (and it’d make conversation less awkward at first)