Five Questions

November 13, 2011Duke Law News

1. Quick bio:
Hometown: Glenview, IL (the Chicago 'burbs)
College: Northwestern University, B.A. in English and U.Va., M.A. in English. (Always practical!)

2. Pick one: top three favorite musicians/bands; favorite non-law read; one TV show I never miss:
Persuasion, by Jane Austen. And I never miss Gossip Girl. True story.

3. Favorite Durham restaurant or activity:
Piedmont

4. When you are not at the Law School, how do you like to spend your time?
I've recently taken up running and am training for a half-marathon (although the date of said half-marathon is still TBD ...). I also love going to the dance classes at the gym, cooking (and eating!) with friends, girls' nights, and watching terrible, horrible, no good, very bad reality tv.

5. Tell us something about yourself that otherwise we wouldn't know or guess:
If I wasn't going to be a lawyer, I'd be a poet.

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