I grew up in Maryland and have been in Boston since I started
college and have found that I am quite happy to be in the city. I
am a very outdoorsy kind of person, though that is a little
challenging if you rely on the T. I look forward to getting my
kayak out again when it warms up and I am hoping to go Scuba diving
I think it is fair to describe myself as a mix of goofy and
serious. Each in their own time.
What I’m doing with my life
I work in medical research right now in a lab, coordinating a
variety of studies. I just finished a master's degree and am
working on finding a job in renewable energy development. Whatever
the details, it is important to me that I am impacting the world in
some positive way.
I am cooking my way through some Mexican cookbooks right now,
mostly because I want to be able to make some authentic Mexican
food and not just a Tex-Mex burrito.
I am training for my first 10k, along with a few other related
I’m really good at
Being curious about things, puzzles, problem solving, cooking and
The first things people usually notice about me
My height. It makes me easy to find in a crowd.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Everything by Lois McMaster-Bujold and Terry Pratchett. Lots
of sci-fi and fantasy.
Podcasts: The Bugle, Friday Night Comedy, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me,
Nature, Planet Money, Security Now (lots of points for knowing
Shows: Daily Show, Colbert, 30 Rock, Futurama, Parks and Rec
Food: Guacamole and Cholula. Other stuff too.
The six things I could never do without
iPod/Audible/Podcasts - which makes the T much more fun.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to fix stuff and how to stop thinking and make effective
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I often fact check stories or trivia I tell people if I realize it
might be sketchy while I am telling it and issue retractions later
You should message me if
you want to say hi or if you have done seven impossible things