Welcome to the POP QUIZ! This is a regular (yet totally unexpected) feature where we ask students, parents, staff, our friends, and partners to answer a few questions about what they are learning, reading, and thinking about.
Our first person up is Emily Kobza. A graduate of Kalamazoo College, she is Director of Development for Communties In Schools of Kalamazoo. She was picked first for two reasons: 1. She answered these questions quite snappily, we think. and 2. Her office is nine steps away from my desk.
Alright, Emily: pencils out, eyes on your own paper. Good luck!
What is something interesting you’ve recently learned?
What makes a hurricane a hurricane is the wind – it has to be 70 + mph.
What are you currently reading?
Mostly my Bloomberg Businessweek or Fortune subscription. Still working on Tales of a Female Nomad.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Food/travel show host (like Anthony Bourdain but with cleaner language & less organs/blood/etc. being eaten).
What is your favorite word right now?
Pernicious, but only because I just heard it used in a movie and it’s stuck in my head.
Will you share with us something that has been on your mind lately?
The 2012 election.
Behind every successful student is a caring adult. Who has been your caring adult?
My grandma Appleyard has always had great words of wisdom and a good attitude towards life. She’ll turn 100 in February.