Mary Dolan, 24, was attending a seminar on grafting antique trees at Garfield Farm Museum in Campton Hills when she answered 10 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.
Where did you grow up? Seattle, and then Deer Park
Pets? A yellow lab named Goldie and a Maltese poodle named Harley
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? An actress, but I became a history educator. I work at the Geneva History Center.
A book you’d recommend? “A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City: A Diary” by anonymous.
Favorite charity? Geneva History Center and Garfield Farm Museum
Do you play an instrument? The mandolin
Do you speak another language? French
What is an interesting factoid about yourself? I climbed the highest point in the Indian Ocean Islands, Piton des Neiges, while I was teaching overseas on Reunion Island.