A reader recently pointed out the gender bias of “I Know What You Did This Summer” so far, and although I think that simply reflects my personal network of friends, there’s no reason not to give the fairer gender a fair shake. This week is my wallmate from my dorm last year.
(As usual, send along tips to firstname.lastname@example.org for interviewees)
Question One: Who are you?
I’m Jenni Ockelmann, a rising senior and a History major and a Psychology minor.
Question Two: What are you doing this summer?
I am the head counselor in the EPGY Psychology house in the high school program. Although we don’t teach their lecture in the morning, we’re like their TAs and RAs all rolled into one. In the afternoons, we lead discussions, help them with projects, and tell them to wake up to finish their reading. We also lead fun activities, like fountain-hopping, going to the mall, and making ice-cream. At night, we supervise their free time and put them in bed at 11.
Question Three: So what do you actually do?
At any given random moment, I’m probably on my computer sitting next to my co-workers with kids scattered in the room around me. There’s a lot of downtime where we just need to make sure they don’t kill each other.
Question Four: Other than work, what are you doing?
Not a lot because my job is residential, so when I’m on, I’m on all day. But I tried social dancing, and I’ve started going to the gym. I’m up to 2 runs and one trip to the gym in the last 7 days, so it’s a process.
Question Five: Cream cheese or dinosaurs?
Absolutely cream cheese. I’m a huge cream cheese man; I used to eat it by itself. That’s my deep dark secret: it’s delicious.