("Gubernatorial" is a funny word.)
It is time to return to my series about people whom I encountered in my past who have gone on to some level of fame. (See Part I, Part II, and Part III.) Today's entry concerns Zephyr Teachout, a law professor who challenged Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary for the New York gubernatorial race. She lost in her primary bid, but still collected an impressive 34% of the vote.
Zephyr was in the class two years ahead of me when I was in college. I didn't know her all that well, but I did frequently see her working at her job in the dining hall; most of my memories of her involve her serving "meatless baked ziti", which was the staff of life in the college's meal system at the time.
And it is impossible to forget someone named "Zephyr Teachout". I imagine, though, that there is no possibility of her remembering me.