What’s been your most gratifying moment at Columbia?
Hm. You’re putting me on the spot here. One of the most gratifying was when we had the ballroom showcase this year, at the beginning of the year, and just seeing - I don’t know were you at the showcase? - so just, I was the like, the emcee of the showcase or whatever. And just being there and seeing we had a lot of ballroom dancers there up on our team, and being there and seeing…we had about 200 people packed into Lerner 555 to watch, I don’t know how we managed to squeeze them all in there. They were sitting on the floor. And just seeing their faces, like filled with awe, mouths wide open when they were seeing people dance, and seeing that we were inspiring people to maybe pursue something that they might feel is their passion. Just seeing that I think that’s something that was very gratifying moment.
If you could give advice to your younger self, what would it be?
Okay, so I would say…pursue your passion. And if you feel that you might like doing something even if you might be bad at it, go ahead and try it. Don’t wait, don’t wait forever. That’s something that actually applies to myself. I always felt like I would like to do ballroom, and it took me a while to get the courage to actually try it. It’s been very rewarding, and I just can’t imagine my life without that.
What do you think is people’s first impression of you?
I would say cheerful…Yeah, maybe cheerful, friendly. I mean, that’s what I’d like people to think of me. I hope that is what they think of me.
What’s the most recent book you’ve read for pleasure?
The Brothers Karamazov, I actually haven’t finished it, but I’m close to finishing it. It’s Dostoyevsky.