Meet Liz Vela

Interview conducted at Café Moka, Virginia Beach

Name: Liz Vela

Residence: Norfolk

Occupation: Full-time mom

How long have you lived in Hampton Roads? About 6 years.

What’s your biggest pet peeve? Really bad parkers.

What’s your favorite Hampton Roads restaurant? Pasha in Ghent. I always get the lentil cake wrap.

If you had to sing karaoke right now, what song would you pick? “Can I Kick It” by A Tribe Called Quest.

What would you change in your city if you were mayor for one day? I would improve the ability of public transportation.

What’s your favorite TV show? Downtown Abbey.

If you had to pick a different college major, what would you choose instead? I was an elementary education major. Honestly there’s nothing else I really want to do. Maybe I would start my infant and toddler specialization earlier.

If you could invent something to make your life easier, what would it be? Something to carry all my stuff when I’m with my kids.

Describe one of your proudest moments. I would have to say it was graduating from grad school while I was working full time.

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