September 10, 2012
Category: Pop Quiz

Pop Quiz: Emily Kobza

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.

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