Amy E. Markham
B.A., Hartwick College, political science and psychology
M.A., Boston College, higher education administration and counseling
Where did you grow up?
North St. Paul, Minnesota, and Williamstown, Mass.
What are your travel territories?
Western Massachusetts, Minnesota, Asia, India, Latin America, Middle East
What has been your most thrilling adventure?
My most thrilling adventure was a trip that I took to Africa. While there, I was on safari in three different game parks and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain on the African continent.
What is your favorite dish to prepare?
Almost any ethnic food, especially Thai, Indian and Chinese. The spicier the better!
What is your favorite quote?
"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and magic in it." Goethe
What was the most memorable news story in your lifetime?
I follow the news, particularly political issues, very closely so there have been many memorable stories in my lifetime. A nonpolitical story that stands out for me is the assassination of John Lennon. As a Beatles fan and a teenager at the time he was shot, I was distressed by the injustice and the loss of such a talented and dynamic person.
What is your favorite sport or game to play/watch?
I am an avid Boston Red Sox fan and watch as many games as possible, both on TV and at Fenway Park. Also, I love following the Tour de France.
First album you purchased for yourself?
"Toys In The Attic" by Aerosmith.