Elektra Magneto

How did you get into derby?
I saw a flier for tryouts when I was in grad school and just sort of decided to go for it!

Do you have any other hobbies?
It used to be eating, sleeping, breathing and kitten-cuddling, but now that I’m in the middle of my PhD it’s more like drinking coffee, panicking, and a neglected kitten on my lap while I typity type type type.

What is your favorite derby memory thus far?
There was this time in Flint. Let’s just say someone else drove my car home the next day and I couldn’t even make it in to Bob Evans for breakfast. And if you know me, missing Bob Evans or any brunch is a big deal.

How/why did you pick your derby name?
The Elektra part is actually from college. Very few people know that story… The Magneto part, I just needed an end. I’ve thought about dropping the Magneto since announcers apparently live in a hole and can’t pronounce it.

Do you have any pre- or post-bout rituals?
I actually like to run or do some sort of workout.

How has derby impacted your life?
Well, it took over for awhile. This year I’m trying to reclaim my life a little bit. But it’s the reason I took my job, which I love, and I have some great friends because of it.

Any other fun facts about yourself?
I think my favorite thing about not skating this year is I can watch more Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune.

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