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Hello! I'm a Virginia native who has been working and studying here
in the UK for the last seven years. I recently submitted my PhD
thesis in Medical Anthropology and passed my viva, which is a very
strange feeling. Now I'm in the process of finalizing everything
and joining the real world... Terrifying!
Like most people, I'm a big fan of traveling with my attention
equally divided between big trips abroad and more local adventures
here in the UK. I grew up all over the world (South Africa, India,
Cyprus, Russia, Greece, Turkey, Italy and the United States) and
yet there is still just so much to see and do! Plus, as a newly
minted Italian citizen, I'm keen to wander around Europe as much as
My very biased friends describe me as caring, funny, thoughtful and
kind. My superpower is definitely cheering someone up after a bad
I love an accent, which makes living in the UK positively
delightful. I'm also a keen cook and my grocery basket usually
includes at least one food magazine, an ingredient I've never seen
before and a few spices I probably already have. The flip side of
this is that I like to keep fit, mainly through running these days.
I ran my first half marathon in 2013 and last year took part in a
few shorter races, including a 5k dressed like an elephant. I had a
lot of fun and am hoping to try a few more races this year.
I'm looking for someone kind, compassionate and fun with excellent
spider catching skills. Someone to bounce ideas off of, go on
adventures with and make tasty dinners for. If you're up for a
laugh and enjoy going out and staying in equally then get in touch!
Bonus points if you're affectionate, can appreciate terrible jokes
and can make it through a meal without looking at your phone...
And just as a bit of fun, two truths and a lie:
- I was the prom queen my senior year of high school and feel equal
parts embarrassed and proud of that rather meaningless
- When I was ten, the president of Uzbekistan personally wished me
a happy birthday on the tarmac upon his arrival in Washington D.C.
I had been warned that he might try to kiss my cheek during
introductions so I panicked and aggressively shook his hand as soon
as he stopped in front of me.
- On a recent holiday in the Caribbean, the captain of our little
eleven seater island hopper let me take the controls while
mid-flight. It was exhilarating, terrifying and definitely worth
What I’m doing with my life
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Obsessing over dogs and wondering what I'll be when I grow up.
I’m really good at
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Cooking, making people laugh, and spotting a dachshund from miles
The first things people usually notice about me
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Probably my smile since I'm a pretty upbeat person
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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For music, I'm an unapologetic country fan although I'm always up
for trying something new.
With books, I tend to lean towards ones related to India...
probably as a result of my thesis focus. Previous favorites
included A Suitable Boy and The Inheritance of Loss. An all time
favorite has to be The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down - It's
my go to example when people ask what Medical Anthropology
I haven't yet found a Netflix original series that I didn't enjoy
(although the jury is still out on Bloodline) so am always up for
Orange is the New Black, Marco Polo, or Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
Also loved Friday Night Lights, Scandal, Grimm, The Wire and Game
of Thrones. I'm a big fan of documentaries, particularly if they
have anything to do with food, nature, or sports. Highly recommend
Somm (about people who know a shockingly detailed amount about
wine) and the Short Game (about 7 year old golfers who will make
you feel lazy and uncoordinated).
Food-wise, I love trying new cuisines in restaurants and at home.
Current favorites include Korean, Vietnamese and Greek. Recently
discovered a ridiculously nice sunday roast at one of my local pubs
so will probably be repeating that experience as often as possible!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
New restaurants to try, weekends away, Skype, cookbooks, Netflix
and mini dachshunds...
(Family, friends, oxygen... those are all a given of course)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My thesis and my family's beastie.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Going to dinner and drinks with friends, having people over or
curling up on the couch with a cozy blanket and Netflix.
You should message me if
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You like pubs more than clubs, weekend day trips outside of London,
and think an afternoon spent chatting and watching the rain is an
afternoon well spent.
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