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Katie is a roboticist and puppeteer whose work has appeared on Broadway. She formerly performed in ballet companies.
Nerds or Runts: Runts, but only the banana ones.
Pizza or Chinese food delivery: Chinese food… unless it’s really good pizza… is it really good pizza?
Star Trek or Star Wars: Stargate SG-1
Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead or Battlestar Galactica: Game of Thrones- twice the zombies and none of the cylons
PlayStation, Xbox, Wii or PC: PC, because I don’t game, sorry.
World of Warcraft or Call of Duty: Neither!
BioShock Infinite or Fez: I don’t even know what those are!
Math or Science: Science please!
Edison or Tesla: While Tesla is a scientific bad-ass, and Edison was a bit of a dick, I have to stick with my Cooper Union homeboy. Edison was an 1895 graduate of CU… Pioneer Pride!
Sharpies or Bics: Sharpies. I need to have a double-sided black sharpie within arms reach at all times.
Comic-con or Dragon Con: Dragon Con (it has puppets)
Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit? The Hobbit. I gave up on LOTR during the council of Elrond, sorry.
Vine or Instagram Video: Neither?
Mac or PC: PC. Dual boot in Windows and Ubuntu.
Marvel or DC Comics: Marvel all the way
Droid, iPhone or Blackberry: Windows phone?
Asteroids or Ms. PacMan: Centipede!
What character would you be in Mario Kart? Never played.
Which family would you belong to in Game of Thrones? Stark, Lannister or Targaryen? I’m a devoted Stark. Winter is coming.
If you have a pet (what they are and what their name is): No pets for Katie.
The one celebrity/icon (past/present) you would have wanted on your team on the show: Theodore Roosevelt. He really was the nerd of his day -- a huge fan of naval warfare and biology. He also never took “no” for an answer and was willing to do whatever it took to win. Heck, he started a civil war to get the Panama Canal built!
What planet other than Earth would you live on? Lamuella, Arthur Dent seemed pretty happy there. Although, I’m a vegetarian so I hope there’s something other than perfectly normal beast to eat.
Which house would you belong in Harry Potter?
The 4 Houses of Engineering:
- ChemE’s are Slytherine, they play with potions
- EE’s are Ravenclaw, they’re extra smart
- CivE’s are Hufflepuff, they’re essentially useless
- MechE’s are Gryffindor, because we’re awesome
Aliens – Exist or Myth: I think life exists elsewhere in the universe, but it’s not anything like what we have on earth- different respiratory/metabolic functions, etc.
Favorite Superhero: Ironman- if engineering is a superpower, then I can be a superhero!
Favorite Video Game: Does Rollercoaster Tycoon count?
Favorite TV Show: Breaking Bad
Favorite Movie: Rushmore
Favorite Musician or Band: Frank Zappa
Favorite Musical Instrument: Vibraphone
Favorite Book: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
Favorite Game Show: Faceoff
Favorite Doctor from Doctor Who: I’ve never seen Dr. Who.
Favorite King of the Nerds contestant from last season: I didn’t watch it.
If you were trapped on a desert island what three items would you bring?
- Swiss Army Knife
- Duct Tape
- George R.R Martin to tell me stories*
If you could have a dinner party with three people (alive/dead) whom would you choose?
- Theodore Roosevelt
- Frank Zappa
- Peter Cooper*