Liza A. Ryabkina

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LIZA A. RYABKINA, Women's Hockey Tri-Captain

What time do you wake up in the morning?

Around 9:15.

Who is your favorite Harvard alum, real or fictional?

Uhhh I’d say JFK just because he’s the boss. He’s awesome.

Was Larry Summers sexist?

I would say so, yes.

Who is the smartest person you know?

Probably Roger Porter—he teaches American Presidency here at Harvard.

What have you always wanted to tell tourists in the Yard?

Do not touch that toe.

What was your most recent CVS purchase?

Actually today I bought a mascara and a birthday card for my grandmother.

Harvard Bookstore or Coop?

Coop. Overpriced but convenient.

Where do you get your burritos?

Definitely Qdoba.

Who is the most interesting person you’ve passed on the streets of Cambridge?

I don’t think I’ve actually passed anyone super interesting—I did see Anne Hathaway last year when she came to get the award.

What’s your neurosis?

Oh. Good question. I don’t really think I have one, to be honest.

When’s the last time you took the T?

Probably about two months ago when I took my sister to the airport.

Describe Harvard students in one word.


Women's Ice Hockey

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