What was the best news you ever received? Recently that I was selected as a recipient of the UT Regent’s Outstanding Employee Award
Who was your favorite teacher? Why? Ms. Ramos – 4th grade. She appreciated a “bossy” girl in her bilingual class who was to be valued instead of put down.
What gets you fired up? Coffee! Or a conversation about how higher education institutions can make a difference!
What one thing do you really want but can’t afford? A live-in/travel nanny and chef.
What word do you always misspell? I don’t misspell words, autocorrect does.
What have you created that you are most proud of? Personally, two full-sized human beings, at work - a work environment for students to learn and further develop into who they are meant to be.
When you are old, what do you think children will ask you to tell stories about? About the times I would allow them to win a cake in a cake walk, then would give them a fork and tell them have at it. Once they finished, I would tell them to toss the rest of the cake because it would not be going home with us.
If your job gave you a surprise three day paid break to rest and recuperate, what would you do with those three days? Rest and recuperate (and read a book on how not to be sarcastic).
Who do you go out of your way to be nice to? God….at least I try.
Which celebrity do you think is the most down to earth? George Clooney
When was the last time you got to tell someone “I told you so.”? I have kids, when do you think?
What’s the funniest actual name you’ve heard of someone having? Me no make fun of names :D
What was cool when you were young but isn’t cool now? I am afraid that I may still live in a bubble and I have not yet discovered what is no longer cool….
How do you get in the way of your own success? I complicate things!
What job would you be terrible at? Air traffic control.
What goal do you think humanity is not focused enough on achieving? Understanding one another…giving each other a true look and the gift of empathy…..
What is your favorite family tradition? That we hold Christmas on a different day when ALL of us can make it and be together the entire day.
Would you rather be the most popular kid in school or the smartest kid in school? I was the smartest.
What is the most heartwarming thing you’ve ever seen? I see it every day (or every other day) when my kids show kindness to one another and me.
What is the most annoying question that people ask you? Unnecessary “follow-up” questions to my requests: “Can you hand me my purse?” – Question: “which purse?” (can you tell I have kids???)
What bit of trivia do you know that is very interesting but also very useless? That in 1800's there were more men knitters in Ireland and they had a union.
What’s something that everyone, absolutely everyone, in the entire world can agree on? Peace.
What animal would be the most terrifying if it could speak? Cat.
What habit do you have now that you wish you started much earlier? Walking.
What’s your funniest story involving a car? I learned how to drive a "Stick shift" by trial and fire. My mom handed me the keys and I worked my way of Mesa with all the hills. I learned fast.
If you built a themed hotel, what would the theme be and what would the rooms look like? I would build a hacienda type hotel with lots of Mexican and Native American art.
What was one of the most interesting concerts you’ve been to? Concerts and music are a passion but I would say the Moody Blues, those guys can still Rock and Move despite their age. It was awesome.
What’s your secret talent? I can tie cherry stems into a knot with my tongue.
What’s something you like to do the old-fashioned way? Keep my calendar in a book, I can't do the phone thing.
What was the best book or series that you’ve ever read? Most anything by Isabel Allende.
What do you wish you knew more about? Eastern cultures.
What do you hope your last words will be? No regrets.
Have you ever saved someone’s life? No.
What’s the most overrated product out on the market? I-phones.
What’s the best thing you got from your parents? The ability to take risks and having little fear about doing things on my own. The other is independence, not afraid to do things on my own.
In your group of friends, what role do you play? Nurturer.
Would you rather be the best player on a horrible team or the worst player on a great team? Probably the worst player on a great team. However, I define great team by the leadership and the character of its members, not the win-loss column.
Who’s your celebrity crush? John Cusack
What trait do you like the most about yourself? Risk taker.
Do you ever count your steps when you walk? No, that's why I have a FitBit.