“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
What makes you, YOU?
- My family and my friends — they give me my "love vitamins".
- Loyalty. Once I'm you're friend, you're stuck with me forever!
- Growing up in Europe. Traveling and learning about other cultures, people food.
- Successfully launching the White House's "Let's Move" initiative against childhood obesity, on budget and on time for the First Lady's speech – Phew!
Things that make you tick...
- My family and friends
- Spanish food
Pet peeves, dislikes, and anything else wrong with everything?
- Phony people – and I can spot them 10 miles away!
- Most politicians. Wait … I already said that for number 1.
- Most reality shows.
- Airplane seats, airline food and emergency landings (I've been through two!)
- Cold weather – raised in sunny Spain, live in California … if it gets below 65 I start to shiver.
Achievement you thought you couldn't accomplish, but did?
- Scuba diving. I'm afraid of sharks and barracudas. And landing a small plane without smashing the landing gear — once is enough!
Your midnight shift superhero identity?
- Jet Girl. I would fly as fast as an F-16 and travel without airport hassles.
Your first (and last) magazine cover?
- National Geographic — Amateur photographer reveals amazing views from around the world.
Most embarrassing professional moment?
- I was at a TV network and borrowed an office to get some work done, and I asked a celebrity I didn't recognize to send a fax for me. I thought he worked in the office! Story followed me for years.
What is your shaman power animal?
- A dolphin. They're super smart and everybody loves them.
Drop some knowledge on the world...
- Male seahorses are the ones who get pregnant and give birth to the baby seahorses (I imagine they do that so their wives don't lose their figure).
Fairly useless but unique skill or trick?
- Developing photos in a dark room. Wouldn't recommend it as a career.
Go-to bar joke?
- Where do generals keep their armies? In their sleevies.
Good book for long-flight?
- The Old Man and the Sea (Ernest Hemmingway)
Movie most likely left in your DVD player?
- Same Time, Next Year