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10. Her full name is Jessica Lansing Sylvia, and she was named after a family friend, Priscilla Lansing. Both women share the same nickname, "Lansie."
9. She lived in New Delhi, India for a year where she worked as an educator at The Kalakar Trust.
7. Her hidden talents include screen-printing, letterpress, baking, canning, and singing, and she used to be the front-woman for a punk band.
6. She hates melon and is allergic to mushrooms.
4. Her grandparents are co-founders of The Green Mountain Opera Festival in Vermont, and Lansie's favorite opera is Die Fledermaus.
3. She has swum in three of the five major oceans (Atlantic, Pacific, Indian), plus the Bay of Bengal, Gulf of Mexico, and the following seas: Alboran, Andaman, Arabian, Balearic, Laccadive, and Mediterranean.
2. She believes in the use of the Oxford comma.
1. Her two cats are named Miss Chairman Meow and The Deputy Whiskers.
J. Lansing Sylvia joined PFS as Development & Marketing Director in June 2011. She can be reached at jlsylvia [at] filmadelphia [dot] org.