I moved to Houston fall 2011 for graduate school in environmental engineering at Rice. I grew up in Virginia, though, near D.C. I love science, reading, and learning in general, so college was awesome for me, and I think grad school is too. I like to explore, and will often take a different path just to see what's there. I prefer walking/running/biking to driving as a personal preference, but I am also an avid supporter of environmental conservation. When I have a quiet moment, I like to read, and if I want to go out I go dancing, swing, blues, waltz, salsa, or I'll learn something new. I'm still working on my drawing skills, which are pretty bad right now, on the other hand, I joined the Yale Russian Chorus, so my singing has definitely gotten better!
I'm currently really enjoying HPMOR (http://hpmor.com/).
You should also know that I don't believe in deities, supernatural phenomena, horoscopes, aliens, etc, though I am as likely as the next person to stand in awe of the universe, and I don't tend to be critical.
From My Facebook Profile:
Always optimistic. I love physical activity, whether running, dancing, or sword fighting. I enjoy reading about new science technology, politics, and other news. I may spontaneously relate something I've heard recently.
I once had my fortune told for a charitable donation. After mediocre financial success and a series of relatively poor relationships, I would get married, enjoy a few years, and be divorced, all in my 40's before dying of some heart disease in my 50's. Worst. Fortune. EVER. :P
I have been told I laugh in my sleep.
I like The Environment, Politics, Science, Science Fiction, Fantasy.
I am optimistic, energetic, and imaginative.