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Get to Know Host Amy Allen

by Cory Marie Podielski on April 16, 2013

in Host & Work/Study

Amy Allen hiding in the flowers.

Amy Allen hiding in the flowers.

Where are you from?
Amy:
Greensboro, NC

What do you do there?
Amy:
I just graduated from Chapel Hill where I majored in American Studies. I was working in a bookstore before I came to be host.

How did you hear about the Folk School?
Amy:
At UNC I minored in Folklore and a classmate/friend told me about it. I came here in the summer of 2011 to do the Work/Study Program and now I am thrilled to return as host.

What is a favorite memory as a Work/Study?
Amy:
Harvesting garlic – I loved braiding the garlic.

What are your “silver bullets?”
Amy:

Shoe Making – Leather Sandals
with Chuck and Peggy Patrick
Toothbrush Rugs and More! with R. J. Hadle
White Coopering
with Will Hines

What’s your favorite place at the Folk School?
Amy:
The herb garden – I love the smells and the gazebo.

Amy wears the Bulrush hat she made in Jan Stansell's hat making class on Apr 12-14

Amy wears the Bulrush hat she made in Jan Stansell’s hat making class on Apr 12-14

If you were a Contra dance move, what Contra dance move would you be?
Amy:
Balance the Wave. I love the balance and the goofiness of the wave.

I heard that your Work/Study nickname was “Peanut Butter Pie.” What’s that about?Amy: I love the peanut butter pie dessert in the Dining Hall. One dinner when it was served I said “I love peanut butter pie” in a low  Mr. T voice, so it just stuck after that.

What’s your favorite season?
Amy: Fall – I love the smells, the leaves… I love back to school shopping! I will always go to buy composition notebooks and No. 2 pencils every September regardless of whether I am in school or not.

What do you like most about being host so far?
Amy: 2 reasons: I get to learn things and I get to help people – two of my favorite things!

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