» Coolest thing about her job: I get to meet really fascinating people—great scientists, business leaders, wonderful volunteers—who often have to overcome enormous challenges.
» Last thing she read: Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan, Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Emperor of All Maladies, and Designing Interiors.
» Last thing she ate that she loved: Georges Perrier just catered an event for us, and the risotto was so fabulous.
» Role model: My son. He goes to college in England. It’s not always easy for an American to get into school full-time in Europe.
» Perfect vacation: Sleeping!
» What she likes most about herself: I’m optimistic and hopeful.
» Pet peeve: Laziness, and people who are late.
» What she likes most about others: Kindness.
» Ketchup or mustard? For fries and fried eggs, ketchup; mustard for hot dogs.
» Country or rock? At the moment, I’m listening to Lady Antebellum, but I still love Joni Mitchell.
» Words to live by: “It’s never too late to be what you might have been,” a quote I love from George Eliot.