Joan Favretto, 22, who lives in Santa Monica, Calif., was at the Batavia Public Library when she answered 12 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.
Where did you grow up? Chula Vista and Culver City, Calif.
Why are you in Batavia? I’m visiting my grandmother, Joan Larson, who lives in Geneva.
Pets? A corgi named TJ and a cat named Dinah
Who would play you in the movie of your life? Katharine Hepburn
First job? Baby-sitting
As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? When I was a kid, I wanted to be a dolphin trainer or an architect. Now, I don’t know, but I’m a cashier and a student.
A book you’d recommend? “Look Homeward Angel: A Story of the Buried Life” by Thomas Wolfe
Favorite charity? Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union
Hobbies? I crochet, bowl, [play] charades, hike, write and play music. I play guitar, melodica, ukulele, mandolin and autoharp. And I sing.
Do you speak another language? I translate ancient Greek into English.
Favorite local restaurant? Chez Moi Cafe and the Tea Room at The Little Traveler, both in Geneva
What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I lived in the house where Liberace lived for a little while in California. The pool was shaped like a piano.