I've lived in California most of my life and love it, but I've always had an affinity for world affairs. I've traveled to 17 countries and even studied in London for a year. I work in international affairs, and tech (this is the Bay Area after all). I'm currently helping start a foundation in Beverly Hills, and working part-time for Benetech - a humanitarian tech organization. I love what I do, and get to work on my own time most of the time.
I'm pretty open-minded, but have strong ideals. I'm the type of person who constantly loves to improve relationships, skills, travel, knowledge - I really think that there's still so much further to go, and I'd love to find someone equally willing to challenge one another to share my life with.
I grew up in a beautiful beach town in San Diego, and then went off to college in Orange County where I spent 4 years surfing and exploring the bars in Newport Beach. I love exploring the beach cities all along the Southern California coast from Santa Monica back down to Del Mar. And of course we went out in Downtown Fullerton as much as possible - it was a pretty awesome college experience.
I got lucky to have gone to graduate school in London right after college - I felt like I fit in immediately. I loved the international and intellectual vibe in Europe, and I traveled to 10 different countries that year including a month-long volunteer gig in Kenya. Some other favorites include Turkey, Bulgaria, Italy, Czech Republic, and Spain.
After living in Hollywood for 2 years, I moved up to the Bay Area and have split my time between tech companies and nonprofits. Typical I know, but I have many other interests as well.
I consider myself intellectual, a bit nerdy, outgoing, great at conversation, and a generally kind and thoughtful person. I grew up in an amazing family so old school family values are something I cherish - though I can be pretty liberal and progressive as an individual. I'm also a huge fan of Tahoe and Napa / Sonoma in the summer - so if you're down for road-trips up and down the Bay...
I would love to meet someone who is also thoughtful, kind, smart, and really wants to experience the world together. I don't care how good looking you are if you're not kind to people - the world is amazing, and if you've seen it - you can't be anything but grateful and amazed.