Gloria Ohland

Gloria Ohland is a communications and policy specialist. For the past dozen years, she served as vice president for communications at Reconnecting America and the Center for Transit-Oriented Development. She has published several books including Street Smart: Streetcars and Cities in the 21st Century. Below, before taking the stage to talk about whether rail has a future, she told us a bit more about herself.

Q. What is the last habit you tried to kick?

A. Too much food.

Q. Who was your childhood hero?

A. Is it possible I didn’t have a hero? I don’t think I had one.

Q. What do you consider to be the greatest simple pleasure?

A. Sitting in the sunshine.

Q. Where would we find you at 10 a.m. on a typical Saturday?

A. Doing yoga.

Q. What do you wish you had the nerve to do?

A. Something great for humanity.

Q. What is your favorite word?

A. Faith.

Q. If you could take only one more journey, where would you go?

A. India.

Q. What profession would you like to practice in your next life?

A. I’d like to be an equestrian.

Q. What is your greatest extravagance?

A. My house.

Q. Who is the one person living or dead you would most like to meet for dinner?

A. The president.

To read more about Ohland’s panel, click here.

*Photo by Aaron Salcido.