Schory: Where did you grow up?Runkle: Yorkville
Schory: Do you have any pets?Runkle: A guinea pig named Yogi
Schory: As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?Runkle: I wanted to be a writer, but now I’m going to school for conservation biology and I want to work with an environmental nonprofit.
Schory: Favorite charity?Runkle: Peacejam.
Schory: Favorite ice cream flavor?Runkle: This Just Got Serious, a flavor at Foxy’s Ice Cream in Yorkville
Schory: Book or movie you would recommend?Runkle: “The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom” by Don Miguel Ruiz
Schory: What is an interesting factoid about yourself?Runkle: I have met 14 Nobel Peace laureates, half of them I talked to, the others I heard speak.