The NTEN team is now fully staffed. We’re thrilled to tell you that Jarlisa Corbett has joined NTEN as our Office & Admin Coordinator! She kindly indulged us as we played our favorite game, 5 Questions.
What’s your favorite place you’ve lived?
Definitely Washington, D.C. There is just so much culture and a thriving arts community there. A lot of people may only think of politics when they think of D.C., but once you step foot in Columbia Heights, U Street Corridor, or SE D.C., you’ll see some of the greatness of D.C.
What’s the homecooked meal you miss the most from childhood?
100% my dad’s seafood gumbo. There’s really nothing that comes remotely close to it. It’s peak comfort food and good any time of the year. After a failed attempt at recreating it, my only option is to fly my parents to Portland and hold them hostage until some gumbo is made.
Speaking of childhood, when you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I really wanted to be a computer engineer which is pretty laughable now considering how truly terrible at math I am.
Read anything good recently?
My current obsession is Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. So much so that I got a tattoo soon after reading the first book. I wait with bated breath for the second installment to drop in December.
If you could create something that would make your life better (even if this is only YOUR life), what would it be?
Probably a teleportation device because I don’t like/want to drive, public transportation is a mess, and I get to travel wherever without squandering my savings away on flights and other travel fees.