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Member Spotlight - Betsy Schmidt-Gullett

February 27, 2023 8:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Betsy Schmidt-Gullett, Executive Director of Prospect Development, University of Cincinnati Foundation

What did you want to be when you grew up? Are you doing it?

I wanted to be an artist… singing, acting, dancing, painting, writing poetry… all the things!  Sadly, I have no performing arts talents. I still occasionally write, but only for myself to “find the truth” as Madeleine L’Engle used to say.

If you were so wealthy you didn’t need to work, what would you do with your time?

The obvious answer: spend more time with my kiddos and travel!  Honestly, I have always thought that if I didn’t have to work I would still work in some capacity – part-time or as a volunteer, but would feel the need to do something to help others. 

What are you reading now?

The Scholomance Series by Naomi Novik – Just finished this series and LOVED it!  If you enjoyed Hunger Games, the Divergent trilogy or Harry Potter, I highly recommend this series!  Literally read the first two books over a weekend.

What’s a random fact you recently learned?

An octopus has nine brains!  My boys told me this and I couldn’t believe that it was true… but it is… these kids are fascinating.

Favorite way to reenergize during the day?

Take a walk – move around – dance in the kitchen.  My brain starts working better after I start moving my body.  Love to have walking meetings!

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