MARY BERKO
”MARY UKULELE”

 

Facilitator
Joined Crew in 2017

+ Where are you from?

Kearny, NJ

+ What is your educational background?

Rutgers University - Journalism & Media Studies, Music, Dance

+ When you aren't at Lead U, what are you doing?

Performing on the stage and the screen in NY/NJ!! Working at a travel agency in NYC, taking acting and dancing classes :)

+ Who do you view as a leader and why?

Momma Berko because she holds my fam together!!

+ What's one thing you remember from Kindergarten or the early years of school?

One time in kindergarten my teacher stepped out of the classroom and my friend jumped up on the desk so I let out a scream! (I was worried she’d fall clearly) When the teacher got back in she was so angry about the scream that she made us all sit with our heads down until someone confessed. Soooo. I confessed :( and she sent me to the principal’s office and I was hysterically crying. The principal just laughed and sent me back to class. It’s the ONLY time I was ever sent to the principal’s office EVER! 🤷🏼‍♀️

+ If you could time travel, where would you go?

The 50s baby!!!!

+ If you could be a cartoon character for one week, who would it be?

Patrick Star!! So I could basically do nothing and just hang out with my BFF all day.

+ If you could only eat three foods for the rest of your life, what would they be?

Caesar salad, raisins and spice oatmeal, and pizza !!

+ What is your favorite family or friend tradition?

Yearly family broadway musical outing!!

+ What is your spirit animal and why?

A FLAMINGO because they stand in possé (shout out to my dancers out there!!!)

+ Most memorable Lead U moment

Watching my team build the perfect Christmas fort at camp this summer!! Such a proud mom moment. I love Christmas and I love Lead U.