Meet Colleen Sharkey

Name: Colleen Sharkey

Title: International Media Relations Manager

Number of years at CEU: This week is my 5th anniversary at CEU!

Home city/town & country: Born in Vermilion, Ohio and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio (USA)

What's your favorite Hungarian food?

I like turos csusza a lot, but I always go back to my first love: sajtos pogacsa.

Whose works of art or design have had the greatest impression on you?

Music: My grandma, Luciano Pavarotti, Julie Andrews, Prince, Aretha Franklin and Joni Mitchell
Visual art: My grandma (she was a painter too!), Correggio, Modigliani and Bosch

What's your favorite language, whether you speak it or not?

Scottish (spoken) and French & Italian (sung)

What's your favorite quote or idiom?

Comedy first!

What do you like to do best on Sundays?

In winter, I like to sleep, read and catch up on TV shows. In spring/summer/fall, I like to walk or ride my bike along the Danube.

Which is your favorite building, park, museum, or public spot in Budapest?

I love the chairlift that brings you down from Normafa. Also, I live right next to the Szabadsag Bridge (my favorite Budapest bridge!); it was super fun to hang out there when it was closed to traffic last summer.

What's your guilty pleasure?


What is your favorite or most visited website or blog? – my favorite radio station from home

Name one adventure you'd like to have:

I would love to go whitewater rafting through the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River (Arizona, USA).