Name: Deanna Albershtat

Marital status: Married (husband, Joseph) with twin girls (Lila and Davida, 5)

Occupation: Science teacher at Life Skills Center of Lake Erie and professor at Cuyahoga Community College.

How long have you lived in Twinsburg? Almost a year.

How would you describe Twinsburg to someone who has never been here? It's a ... modern environment with a lot of places to get your children to develop [skills]. There's a lot of attention paid to education. It's very friendly.

What is your favorite activity in the area? I always like to attend the Twins Days Festival and to take walks in the local community parks.

Hobbies/Interests: I like to teach my children about the nature. I enjoy reading, drawing and volunteer work. I've volunteered with LifeBanc for over six years.

Favorite movie or television show: The Discovery Health Channel and Mystery Diagnosis.

What is your favorite place to vacation? Bermuda.

What would you do if you were the mayor of Twinsburg for a day? I would [have] organic health promotion events, where people could experience and learn more about how to keep themselves healthy.

What is your biggest accomplishment? I finished my dissertation and received an award of excellence for it.

Whom do you most admire (excluding relatives)? Dr. Jill Black at Cleveland State University. She has given me a lot of inspiration in my career goals. She taught me how to succeed.

Something most people don't know about me is ... I have a very caring personality. I'm always there to help if I can in any way.

" Compiled by Joe Murphy