Geneva resident Lee Shumow, 63, was in Campton Hills when she answered questions for the Kane County Chronicle's Brenda Schory.
Schory: Where did you grow up?
Shumow: A north suburb of Milwaukee
Schory: Who would play you in the movie of your life?
Shumow: Diane Keaton
Schory: First job?
Shumow: Baby sitting
Schory: As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Shumow: A teacher and I became a teacher, and now I’m an education professor at NIU.
Schory: Book or movie you would recommend?
Shumow: “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi
Schory: Favorite charity?
Shumow: The Jane Adeny Memorial School for Girls in Kenya
Schory: Favorite ice cream flavor?
Schory: Favorite local restaurant?
Shumow: Thai Village in Batavia
Schory: What is an interesting factoid about yourself?
Shumow: I was living in north Nigeria when my father was a teacher with the Ford Foundation Project and the Biafra war started. I was sent to a boarding school in Beirut, Lebanon. I was in eighth grade there when the Six-Day War broke out, and we were evacuated to Athens. I made it home to my grandmother’s in the states. President Johnson called looking for me because no one knew where I was.