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Mar 25 2022 - 09:47 AM
Meet the Staff - Patti


A question and answer (Q&A) format with Library Associate Patti! Continue reading to join the conversation.

Are you a Teachers College student, and, if so, what are you studying?

Yes I am! I’m a second year student in the School Psychology Ph.D. program.

Where’s your hometown?

I’m from Fairfield, CT (but I did live in Greenwich Village until I was 4…I just don’t remember a lot of it). 

What did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be either a teacher, a writer, or a musician.

What was your first job?

My first job was playing rehearsal piano for a high school theater camp. This was a really fun time, and I ended up being the music director of that camp for 3 summers!

What has been your best job?

Along with working at the library, I’m currently a piano teacher and I absolutely love it! Seeing my students learn and grow as musicians and as people is incredibly rewarding.

Your favorite meal:

Chicken parm and pasta

Are you a morning or night person?:

I’m DEFINITELY a night person. 

A delicious dessert:

Ice cream! Specifically chocolate chip, Oreo, or Ben & Jerry’s Milk and Cookies

Song you love no matter how many times you hear it:

All Too Well - Taylor Swift (any version)

A country you’d like to visit:

I’d love to go to Ireland one day.

A book you strongly recommend?

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo - Taylor Jenkins Reid; Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro

A sport you enjoy playing (or watching)?

I run and I like watching basketball

TOP THREE….Best places to read?

1 - your favorite coffee shop (mine is Sweetleaf Coffee Roasters in Greenpoint)

2 - any park

3 - Gottesman Libraries!

The strangest thing I’ve ever done is…

My friends and I took a spontaneous road trip to Nashville when our college was evacuated due to an impending hurricane. We went there to visit another one of our friends, and I actually ended up bringing her back with us to become my new roommate!

The most fascinating person I’ve ever met is… 

My grandmother! Along with being caring, intelligent, funny, and loving, she was a children’s author (Patricia Reilly Giff if you want to check anything out) who wrote over 100 books.