- What’s a hobby that you have that not many people know about?
I like to puzzle. I’ve been puzzling on the floor of my apartment, because I have no table that’s big enough to pull up my puzzles.
- I saw you at the Scrawl meeting. Do you like comedy?
I do. I have experience writing comedy in college, and I’m still doing some of it now.
- What are some of your childhood pets?
I’ve had several turtles. I don’t remember the names but I used to have turtles that my dad’s employees used to find in rivers and then give to us. I also had a dog named Bennett.
- What is your go-to brunch food?
I just love potatoes. Like the hashbrowns, the home fries — those are great.
- What is your favorite place to do your work?
The library. The library is amazing. The main floor with the fiction is wonderful.
- Do you like to read?
I do. I read a lot of novels and also nonfiction in my free time.
- What were your first thoughts when you came to Deerfield?
I thought this is such a beautiful school, and people should appreciate how lucky they are to be here.
- What made you want to come to Deerfield?
I actually wanted to come here as a student when I was a sophomore in high school. So I got to fulfill my fantasy of coming here — and they pay me to come here!
- If you had 24 hours to live how would you spend it?
I would spend time with my family and play music — [I] play violin.
- What is a hobby you want to try or have been getting into?
Pottery. I did pottery last year in the UK, and I was hoping that they’d have a ceramics studio here but they don’t, unfortunately. I feel like they would, but I don’t see any.
- What is your favorite history subject?
I love the history of how cities grow and how people move to cities. The fact that a city can operate on its own, with the support of so many underground systems and beliefs, [interests me].
- What is your favorite classroom moment?
I like when students disagree with each other, especially when students who are friends have an actual, good-hearted, but genuine disagreement.
- What was your dream job as a kid?
I wanted to be a meteorologist, because I love weather.
- What is the most out-of-your-comfort-zone thing you’ve done?
Moving to the UK during the pandemic for a master’s degree in another country.
- Biggest fear?
Biggest fear? Not being understood.
- What advice would you give someone?
Just get to know someone before you judge them, I guess.