Sherrie Hsu: Three Questions, Three Answers

 Sherrie at the Pasadena City Hall, set of the entrance scene of Parks and Rec, which inspires me daily at BERK. 

Sherrie at the Pasadena City Hall, set of the entrance scene of Parks and Rec, which inspires me daily at BERK. 

 

1. What is your favorite thing about the PNW? 

Seattle gets a bad rep for the rain, but after living here for almost my entire life, I’ve come to appreciate our reliable rhythm. I love the beautiful summers – three months full of BBQs, hikes, and picnics with family and friends. Summer is the time for reunions, a season of intentionally. But when the trees change colors and a slight drizzle appears, I'm relieved to cozy up indoors with board games, access my favorite Pike Place Market lunch spots again, and no longer wonder whether I should invest in air conditioning for those few hot days.

2. Where do you want to travel?

I had the privilege of spending time in Taiwan, El Salvador, and the Netherlands during college. During six months in the small town of Tilburg in the Netherlands, many people suggested that if I enjoyed the Netherlands, I should visit Sweden, Norway, and Denmark, so I'm hoping to make that trip soon! But more broadly, I want to travel so I can see friends who live in all corners of the world.

3. Growing up I thought I might become…

I thought about becoming a composer! I played piano for 12 years, and whenever I didn’t want to practice my lesson plans, I just made up my own tunes and played those instead. I did write some short pieces, and when I'm around a piano I still love to let the notes flow.