Spotlight on Amanda Prostko!

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  Amanda ProstkoAll star college athlete, project coordinator, volunteer, chemist, super powers? Amanda Prostko grew up in a small farming community 120 miles Southwest of Chicago.  She was recruited to play volleyball at North Park University, which she accepted, and upon graduating from a high school class of 150 she moved to Chicago, a city of three million people, to study Chemistry and play volleyball.  Read on to find out more about Amanda Prostko and her first impression of creative werks, travel adventures in Eastern Europe, and how someday she dreams of taking up professional surfing, maybe.

Where did you grow up?

Princeton, IL

What was your first impression of creative werks?

I literally thought, “Willy Wonka does exist!”

You were an athlete growing up, if you were to play something professionally what would that be?

I would love to play beach volleyball professionally but if I were choosing something new I think I would like to try surfing or wake boarding.

What’s your favorite thing to do on a Saturday?

I like to wake up, drink a cup of coffee and read a bit. Then, if it’s warm enough, spend the rest of the day in the sun.

What's your biggest pet peeve?

When people chew with their mouths open.

What’s your favorite aspect of creative werks?

The culture here is pretty fantastic. Sometimes it seems a little too good to be true.

If you could possess any superpower, what would that be?

It would definitely be to have the ability to fly. That would make traveling so much easier.

What do you think has been mankind's greatest invention?

Outlook calendar reminders. Without them I would lose track of everything and if it’s not on the calendar it doesn’t exist.

Where is your dream vacation spot? 

That’s a tough one. I don’t know if I can narrow it down. There are so many places  I haven’t been and am dying to go. On the other hand, there are places I’ve already been but would love to go back to. I know it would definitely be a coastal city.

Amanda enjoying "simit" and börek while aboard a sea bus in Istanbul, photo credit goes to her Turkish friend whom she visited nearly a year ago.  Amanda enjoying "simit" and "börek" while aboard a sea bus in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo credit goes to her Turkish friend whom she visited nearly a year ago.


Do you have any irrational fears? 

I’m terrified to walk over sidewalk grates! But only the large ones that typically span the entire length of the sidewalk and can be multiple stories deep. I’m afraid they will somehow dislodge from everything that is securing them and I will fall. While I realize the probability of this actually happening is very low, it’s a fear I can’t shake.

If you could share a meal with anyone in the world, who would it be and what would you eat?

I would have a meal with all my friends and family. We would make it a potluck where everyone brings food their country is known for.