Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
My friends tell me I'm overly idealistic and have a lot of
irrelevant knowledge which I use to derail conversations, and I
take both as compliments. I love traveling, photography, science,
and music (violin, and I'm teaching myself the piano). I've lived
in California my entire life except one year, when I lived in the
UK. I grew up in Orange County but I've definitely become a Bay
Area convert since moving here.
I think "Seinfeld" had an episode for pretty much every random
situation we come across in daily life.
I miss when passengers would clap at the end of long flights, just
It took me several months to stop laughing at "This is a Piccadilly
line service to Cockfosters".
sums up my
attitude towards a lot of things. I hope that never changes.
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm an engineer at heart and a professional student, which has led
me to sign up for grad school in bioengineering. In addition to
research, I try to teach whenever I can- I've helped teach a few
classes, and I teach at a weekend program that Stanford puts on
twice a year for local high school kids.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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, and almost everything by Umberto Eco
. Michael Crichton
childhood favorite, and I still read his books sometimes. Right now
I'm reading "Snow" by Orhan Pamuk and "Into the Silence" by Wade
Movies: Ratatouille, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Dr Strangelove, Thank
You for Smoking, Up in the Air, Apollo 13, Catch Me if You Can,
Shows: Modern Family, Parks and Recreation. I keep rewatching
episodes of Arrested Development and The West Wing.
Food: Indian and Mexican are my favorites. Half the reason I travel
is to eat. And every meal would be made so much better by a nice
glass of scotch before (or after).
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
...if by "six" you mean "four":
-My camera: My parents gave me a D80 when I finished college. My
has some of my favorite photos.
-My violin: I love just noodling around and trying out new pieces.
I play to relax, or when I need a break from work.
-My car: Yes, I know, I'm such a Californian. My Golf and I have
been through a lot together, including hauling four people, plus
skis, to Tahoe and back.
-My bike: I use it to go to work, and also take it into the
mountains whenever I can.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The intersection of science and art.
Why Arrested Development was cancelled.
The role scientists and science (should) play in society.
New music to play, and new books to read
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Trying out a new restaurant, at a concert (jazz/classical/random
stuff from around the world), grabbing a drink with a couple of
good friends, playing music.
On a Saturday
I'd probably be hiking
or (sometimes) working.
You should message me if
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you'd like to go to random symphony/chamber/jazz concerts with me,
you can teach me something new and interesting, it's totally
acceptable and encouraged to be up at 4 am reading Wikipedia
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