Congratulations to our first mentor of the week this fall, Sandra Yamada! In addition to being an outstanding veteran mentor, we’d like to thank her for pinch-hit driving on our first day of volunteering. Here’s a little bit more about Sandra:
1. If you could pick any nickname what would it be?
I’ve always believed nicknames are earned not chosen.
2. When did you start Books and Basketball? Why do you continue doing it?
I started BnB my sophomore year. I could rattle off a long list, but the main draw for me has been how fun it is to hang out with the kids. Youth is infectious. Oh, and its nice to meet and interact with other WashU students outside of our bubble.
3. Name one spot on campus you would want to go, kick your feet up, and tilt your head 45 degrees upwards to admire whatever is above:
I love laying on the turf after a nice track workout and just watching the clouds. It’s beyond relaxing. I guess that’s not 45 degrees but now we’re splitting hairs.
4. What would be your Books and Basketball pitch to a specific mentor?
Children + Happiness + laughter + education + hoops… pretty much sells itself
5. What is your go-to knock knock joke?
Knock Knock!! Who’s there? Daisy. Daisy who!?! *singing* Daisy me rollin they hating (surprising this one doesn’t translate well in the halloween setting, quoting Chamillionaire really puts your target audience in a box I guess)
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