I love dogs and aminals in general, which is why I'm trying not to eat them. I've given up everything but birds and fish, and I don't really like seafood so I'm almost there.
I love to travel. I moved back from Germany to start the PhD program and lived in Australia during part of my undergrad. I'm a big fan of the outdoors, which is another reason I moved back from Germany. There's pretty much no wilderness left in that country.
I have a huge and pretty unique family that I'm proud of. I'm number 5 of 7 kids, and almost all of us are nerds. Both my parents have PhDs and almost all my older brothers and older sister either have or are getting a PhD.