This month WNBA Philly features one of our most involved, behind-the-scenes members and our Chapter’s Vice President, Carli Ducko. In an interview, Carli shares the books she loves and how she spends her time outside of the WNBA.
WNBA Philly: How did you first get involved with the WNBA?
Carli: Interestingly enough, Elizabeth Mosteller (Past President), was my professor at Montgomery County Community College while I was taking an articulating course for West Chester University. The chapter was about to host it’s first National Reading Group Month Author Panel, which actually fell on my birthday and Elizabeth briefly mentioned it during class. It was my first immersion into the literary world and I was excited about the opportunity to get more involved with it!
WNBA Philly: What do you do outside of the WNBA?
Carli: I work with elementary school children that have diverse emotional needs full-time; I also work at the spring Valley YMCA part-time. My three year old and my husband keep us busy! My husband and I are currently immersed into life with a “threenager”, so my free time mostly consists of watching toddler cartoons, reading with my son, and taking him to activities. My husband works for a high school, so we’re also very involved with volunteering with the programs that they have going on.
WNBA Philly: What do you think most people don’t know about you?
Carli: I love being busy! Growing up I wasn’t involved with a lot of activities, but I may be overcompensating as an adult! I’m also a very analytical person. Someday I would love to become published, but I need to learn how develop more of a creative mindset!
WNBA Philly: What/who are you favorite books/authors?
Carli: I love to read in general, so I’m not partial to any authors or genres. However, if I can’t read past the first page I have no problem putting something down, either.
WNBA Philly: What do you like most about being a WNBA member?
Carli: I love the opportunity to meet all of the inspiring women that this introduced me to! I also have a lot of fun coordinating the events and I’ve made some great contacts from the publishing industry that further inspire me to get writing!
WNBA Philly: What other personal information or fun facts would you like to share with members?
Carli: I’m still pursuing my Bachelor’s degree. I have 11 courses left and I’m looking forward to Brayden starting elementary school in a few years so I can finish them up and start teaching.
WNBA Philly: How can other members connect with you?
Carli: Please connect with me at firstname.lastname@example.org