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20 Questions With

Lisa Christensen Gee

Born- Topeka, KS
Lives- Chicago, IL
Tax Policy Analyst
Interviewed in-
Lawrence, KS

1. What was your first job?

I did score keeping for softball for the city of Topeka. I was 14.


2. What was your favorite food when you were a child?

I really liked grape juice.

3. What's your favorite food now?

Now I really love chocolate.

4. Would do you dislike most about your current job?

That I have to sell my labor in order to live. I guess that's just in general.

5. What's your favorite movie?

I like Mary, Home Alone is definitely my favorite.

6. If you could learn any skill, what would you learn?

I've always wanted to play the harmonica.

7. Favorite place you've been in the world?

Anywhere in the mountains.

8. How would you spend one million dollars?

I would pay off my student loans, probably travel some cool places, I would invest in an interest bearing account, and maybe buy some art.

9. Dogs or Cats?

Dogs? Not either really.

10. What's one book you would recommend and why?

There's this great book called "Conversion". It's a story about religious turmoil in the 1500's in Holland and its juxtaposed to a story about a gay mormon today. It tells relevant scenes of familial integrity and disintegration that doesn't change with issues of identity.

11. What's your favorite season?

Probably spring.

12. What's your favorite town or city?

Guanajuato, Mexico.

13. As a kid what did you want to be when you grew up?

President of the United States.

14. If you changed careers what would you do?

I want to be a director.

15. Did you ever move when you were growing up?


16. What would your tombstone say?

Probably my name, hopefully spelled correctly, the dates? I mean, I want to be cremated.

17. What song would you want to play when you walk into a room?

I like Gaga's "Glory".

18. What would you title a book about your life?


19. If you opened a restaurant what kind of cuisine would you serve?

Light dishes. Summery. A great greek salad.

20. What's the best advice you've ever received?

I had a boss, my first boss, who said "Whenever you're in a new situation take time to hang back and listen to understand why people do what they do before trying to innovate and change things."

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