Meet Your Teacher!

-What is your full name?
Alena Acker. My middle name is a secret

-Where were you born, and what is the area known for?
Detroit. It’s known for cars, music and danger.

-Why do you live in New York today?
I’m pursuing an acting career.

-If you could have any super power, what would it be and what is the first thing that you’d do with it?
I would like to have Wonder Woman’s Truth Lasso. I would.

-How would you explain a database in three sentences to your eight-year-old nephew?
Collection. Of. Information.

-What was the last book you read. Would you recommend it to a friend?
The Orphan Master’s Son. Yes, it is set in North Korea and it was very interesting.

-Skittles or M&Ms?
Chocolate. Always.

-Do you consider yourself a “typical American”?
Yes and no. I am typical in that my heritage is diverse. I am not typical in that I hate air-conditioning and McDonalds and am well traveled.

-Create a definition for the made-up word, “Scrittle”
Scrittle (v.) – to play a scratchy, out-of-tune note on a violin. Ex., “Oh, no! I totally scrittled during the Mozart concerto.”

-Do you think you act differently alone, compared to how you act with groups of people? How?
Well, I usually wear clothes with groups of people.

-Where will you travel next?
I really want to visit South Africa.

-Do you believe in aliens? Do you think we’ve ever been visited by them?
I do not believe that aliens have come to Earth, but I think they must exist. The universe is huge, so there has to be other life out there somewhere.