This article originally appeared in the winter 2016 Harker Magazine.
Robyn Stone is the STEM specialist at Harker Preschool. The tireless Stone represents the preschool on Harker’s Green Committee, co-chairs the three buddy programs – STEM Buddies, Math Buddies and Eco Buddies – is on the preschool/kindergarten academic committee, and is the preschool’s math coordinator.
Her community participation isn’t confined to Harker, though; she volunteers with Second Harvest Food Bank, the Center for Food Safety and the Pesticide Action Network. A native of Illinois who lives in Los Gatos with her husband and son, Stone reflects on a few interesting topics for Harker Magazine.
What is the one thing in the world you would fix if you could wave a magic wand?
I would eliminate pollution from all of Earth’s water, land and air.
What makes you feel like a kid again?
Eating ice cream.
What are you obsessed with?
Farmers markets! I am a regular at the Los Gatos Farmers’ Market. Whenever I travel, I seek out the farmers markets to find local, seasonal produce. The best market is in Nice, France.
What are you doing when you feel most alive?
I feel most alive hiking on top of a mountain, sitting under a canopy of trees or swimming in the sea.
What is your most treasured memory?
My most treasured memory, so far, is of snorkeling in Hanauma Bay with my son.
What is something interesting about you that almost no one knows?
During my tenure as the editor of the Old Pueblo Trolley newsletter, I also became a certified
streetcar motorman and conductor in Tucson, Ariz.