Ten Questions

{This month features Carolyn Miles, the Director of Physical Education and Athletics at Sarah Lawrence College. In addition to being an avid rower, swimmer, and skier–as well as a native New Yorker–she earned her Master’s of Science degree in Applied Physiology and Nutrition from Columbia University in 2006.}

Describe yourself in one word.

Determined.

 To date, what do you consider your greatest accomplishment?

My son who will be turning 4 next month.

What or whom has been your greatest source of inspiration?

 All the other female athletic directors out there, not only are they my inspiration but my mentors and friends.

 What quality in others do you find the most admirable?

 Hard working.

What quality in others do you find the most deplorable?

Disloyalty.

What is your favorite text?

This Organic Life by Joan Dye Gussow.  She was one of my professors and her work still inspires me today.

 If you could spend one day in history, when and where would it be?

 March 3, 1976 when the Yale women’s rowing team marched into the Athletic Directors office protesting the lack of adequate facilities.  The story made national headlines and was chronicled later in one of my favorite movies A Hero for Daisy.

 Finish the thought: “Feminism is . . .?”

constantly advocating for equality for women.

 What is something about you others would be surprised to know?

I really love to read British romance novels.  It is my guilty pleasure at the end of a hard day.

 What are your words to live by?

 If you work hard you can have it all; you just need to learn to balance it.

{Thank you, again, to Carolyn Miles. xx}

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