5 Questions 4 Dana Kooistra

What has Dana Kooistra [Director of Teaching, Learning, & External Partnerships] been binge watching? Has she mastered sourdough bread (with help from English Department expert Enithie Hunter)? All this and more in this week’s 5 Questions 4!
 
What’s the most important skill you’ve learned since March?
Baking bread without yeast! [English teacher] Ms. [Enithie] Hunter's sourdough starter is leavening many a faculty loaf.
 
What have you binge watched?
“Lovecraft County.” “The Queen’s Gambit.” “The Wire” (again). “The Great British Bake Off” (again and again… so calming!).
 
If you could travel back to February 2020, what advice would you give your current self?
Make sure your younger son gets to the orthodontist to get his braces off.
 
Most frequently played songs on your playlist?
“Indigo,” from Trevor Hall's album “KALA.” "Go inside the heart and don't let all the dark thoughts school you." Who doesn't need a lyric like that right now? Also “Sometimes” by H.E.R. A life anthem for the moment.
 
Which Lawrenceville virtual event have you most enjoyed?
“Chopped, Jr.: The Sibling Edition.” Epic and inspiring, especially when you only have waffle mix and gummy worms in the cupboard.
 
If you could meet, safely socially distanced, three famous people, living or dead, around a Harkness table, who would you choose?
Right now? Attorney Sherrilyn Ifill. Senator Cory Booker. Representative John Lewis.
 
What’s been the best way to stay fit during the pandemic?
Yoga, of course!  I also take “The Class” online. It's oddly addictive. So. many. burpees. [Strength & Conditioning] Coaches [Kelly] Wise and [Tony] Rienzo would approve.
 
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