Height: 5 ft 4 in
Hometown: Dubuque, IA
What position(s) do you play? Blocker, Jammer
Signature move/trademark: none yet, I’m still working on perfecting my art
List of injuries from skating: Just bruises so far and lots of scrapes. I got a good kick to my nose with a skate, but it only led to swelling and bruising and luckily wasn’t broken.
What was your first car?
White Ford Escort, station wagon, I was the coolest kid on the block…
What do you do for a living?
I’m a graduate student working on a PhD in Medical Neuroscience
What are the names of your pets, and what are they?
Rocky- Black cat, Irish- Orange tabby cat
What do you like to do outside of derby?
Eat Thai food, watch documentaries, go on adventures followed by more thai food
Were you a troublemaker as a kid?
No, I was shy
As an adult?
I save my aggression for the track, most of the time….
What / who inspires you?
My teammates, they are amazing!
What is the meaning behind your derby name?
Lysis is a biology term, you lyse a cell to kill it…..
What advice would you give to anyone looking to make it in the real world?
Have confidence and believe in yourself
What is your favorite inspirational quote?
You cannot change what a person does, only what they know
What kind of wheels do you skate on?
I currently roll on 62mm Slim Atom Stinger Wheels
Tailbone protector or padded shorts?
Just got a pair of padded shorts, but not I’m sure if I’ll use them yet
What would surprise people the most to know about you?
People are usually surprised to find out that I play roller derby