I had so much fun chatting with Professor Drennan that I couldn’t even fit our whole conversation in the newspaper. She had an excellent story about her secret hobby, but unfortunately it didn’t make the cut. Read on for this special bonus question.
Maeve Cullinane: What is something that most people wouldn’t know about you?
Catherine L. Drennan: Most people don’t know that I’ve done a lot of fly-fishing.
MC: Is that something you grew up doing?
MC: Do you still do it?
CLD: Not so much. I think maybe when my daughter gets older and we do more camping and other things ….I used to do a whole lot of backpacking, canoing, and camping. When I grew up, my father was an avid fly-fisherman and we would go camping all over the united states and I did that all through college and grad school, but I haven’t done too much since then.
MC: So what’s the coolest place you’ve ever been fly-fishing or went camping?
CLD: I think the mountains of New Mexico were pretty neat. Like, above Santa Fe, because you don’t really think of New Mexico as having places for having fly-fishing, but there are some really wonderful places there. It’s just gorgeous.