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Face Time with Julie Gesell

Geneva resident Julie Gesell, 50, was shopping at Geneva’s Christmas Walk when she answered 10 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.

Where did you grow up? Schaumburg and Bartlett

Pets? A wire fox terrier named Koby

Who would play you in the movie of your life? A young Ali MacGraw. My grandma always told me I look like her.

First job? A shop girl at my dad’s grocery store. It was called Little Shopper in Elmhurst.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? I always knew I wanted to work with kids, and I’m a school social worker.

A book you’d recommend? “Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy. And I can’t wait for the movie to come out.

Favorite charity? Ronald McDonald House

Hobbies? Shopping in Geneva. My favorite is Denise’s Adornments on Third Street.

Favorite local restaurant? Stockholm’s in Geneva

What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I swam with dolphins in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

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