Staff Spotlight: Meet Anna Lacy

Anna Lacy
  1. Name, job title, and location: Anna Lacy, Metadata Project Coordinator for Archival Collections, Lauinger Library.
  2. What do you do—in 10 words or less? I develop and implement collaborative workflows for the On These Grounds Project.
  3. Where are you from? I’m from South Jersey just outside of Ocean City.
  4. Do you have any hobbies? A lot! I love to go to the beach in my free time, watch the Phillies, run, and bake! I’m always testing out new recipes.
  5. What are you reading/watching right now? I don’t get to read as much as I’d like for fun since I’m working on my dissertation in my free time, but I just finished Jim Downs’ Maladies of Empire. I’m also rewatching Derry Girls for the tenth time.
  6. If you didn’t work in your current field, what would you be doing? I’d probably go in an entirely different direction and become a pastry chef. I am fascinated with the level of technical expertise that goes into complex recipes and think this would be an interesting career that balances detail-oriented work and creativity.
  7. Who was your favorite teacher in school and why? I’ve been fortunate to have a lot of really good teachers along the way, but my fifth grade teacher, Mrs. Farstad, really stands out. She had a great sense of humor, always had good suggestions about books, and taught me how to knit!
  8. Do you collect anything? This probably isn’t the most practical thing given my very small kitchen, but I collect interesting pastry/cookie molds and baking pans.
  9. You are building your dream house. What is one room or feature you would want to include? A sunroom would be lovely!
  10. Do you have any unique talents or claims to fame? I can ride a unicycle. I taught myself as a child and test it out about once a year to make sure that I still have decent balance. So far, so good!