Ellen Hanak is a senior fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California who researches water and natural resources. Before participating in a panel on the future of the California Delta, she talked allergies, flying dreams, and sherry in the Zócalo green room.
Do you have any recurring dreams or nightmares?
Sometimes I dream I can fly, which is very lovely.
What’s your beverage of choice?
Dry Spanish sherry.
Who is the one person, living or dead, you’d love to have a beer with?
John Wesley Powell.
What’s your worst habit?
Promising I’m going to finish something today.
What California policy would you most like to eradicate completely?
If we still did not have gay marriage I would say that, but that’s OK now. So probably some of the others on my list I better not say.
What can you absolutely not leave home without?
What are you allergic to?
What’s your favorite condiment?
Who is your favorite Beatle?
Oh dear. It has to be John I guess.
Where would we find you at 8:00 on a typical Friday night?
In the locker room at the gym.