Here is a short Interview conducted with Amy Moss who was an intern in our FYEG office from the US during
our European Elections.
What is your most marked characteristic?
I want to learn as much as I can about everything.
What is your most treasured possession?
Chi-Chi, My Chinchilla.
Which of your character traits would you change if you could?
Losing interest in things after a while.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Losing a close friend.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Camping at Mt. Erebus while studying lava lakes. Core sample drilling in the middle of the Caribbean Basin.
What is it that you most dislike?
People that follow unquestioningly.
What is your greatest fear?
How would you like to die?
Doing something I love.
What is your greatest regret?
Every time I have screwed-up.
What would you order for your last meal on earth?
A heaping pile of chocolate covered cherries and strawberries.
What is your favourite occupation?
Being away from civilization in the pristine wilderness.
Where would you like to live?
Near smart people.
What is the last movie you watched?
I will be watching “About Schmitt” tonight, as it was filmed in my home state of Nebraska and has some wonderful shots of the desolate landscape.
What would you like to be doing in 10 years time?
Becoming internationally known for my research or in any position of power (evil laughter).
What is it that you most value in your friends?
Genuine kindness and understand.
What is the last book you read?
I reread “Brave New World” during my journey to Brussels. I think everyone should have to read it or “1984”.
What is your greatest extravagance?
My computer (she’s my baby).
What is your motto?
If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.
What is your favorite Rock?
My favorite rock is Gneiss. That is pronounced “nice” and is one of the greatest geology puns ever. If someone else cares, it a metamorphic rock with lovely banding.
What would be your first act as President of America?
The first thing I would do as president is to give more funding to education because that is the first step to improving the world.
Who do you most admire from Europe? from America?
In Europe, I admire Maarten the most. j/k. I don’t have a European idol. Keep in mind that to get a glimpse of what’s going on in Europe, one has to go on a hunt for it. I read the New York Times everyday and only get a few short blurbs on what’s happening outside the realm of US activities. My favorite living American is Jon Stewart top TV Comedy politician activist. Who better to get the fake news from?
Which talent would you most like to have apart from the ones you already have?
The ability to understand the way some people think. I just don’t understand why they think that way, and if I did, perhaps I could help them see from another perspective.