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Staff Spotlight: Meet John Zarrillo

John Zarrillo
  1. Name, job title, and location: John Zarrillo, Bioethics Archivist and Reference Librarian. I’m based in Healy Hall, or at least I will be—hopefully soon!
  2. What do you do - in 10 words or less? I collect, preserve, and make available the history of bioethics.
  3. Where are you from? I'm from Manahawkin, New Jersey—a small town on the Jersey Shore.
  4. Do you have any hobbies? My hobbies include running, cooking, gaming, and listening to music and going to concerts.
  5. What are you reading, watching, and listening to right now? I'm currently reading The Story of Bioethics (I'm taking a crash course on the subject right now) and 1177 BC: The Year Civilization Collapsed. I'll watch any cooking or baking competitions available via streaming, and I just started binging Schitt's Creek. For music, I've been obsessively listening to Sidney Gish the past few months.
  6. If you had to live in a different time period, which decade would you pick? Why? I would probably go back to the 1960s so I could catch all the legends of rock and roll live in concert.
  7. You are building your dream house. What is one room or feature you would want to include? I would love to have my own vegetable garden. I had a shared plot at a previous job years ago and I miss it.
  8. What has been your favorite lockdown activity? I've enjoyed baking (and eating) lots of cookies and exploring my new surroundings with my wife and dog.
  9. What’s your superpower (or hidden talent)? I can make very decent scrambled eggs.
  10. If you didn’t work in your current field, what would you be doing? It might not be super-realistic, but I like to talk in funny voices, so sometimes I wonder if I should have been a voice actor.