Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I enjoy the small wonders in life and search for moments that make
this life worthwhile. Little things, like snuggling up with a great
book, lying on the beach with the sun warming my face, or stomping
on the autumn leaves with my favorite people on an afternoon
I'm not someone who needs to travel or go on dangerous adventures
in order to enjoy life. Would you be content to stay with your
favorite place and people? The way I see it, there isn't much need
for anything else.
I'm originally from Portland, Oregon and I have a lot of Pacific
NorthWest pride!! West Coast is definitely Best Coast.
What I’m doing with my life
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Last year I served in Teach for America as a 2nd grade teacher in
downtown San Jose. I went to Stanford for my Philosophy &
Religious Studies undergrad and master's program.
I recently switched gears and started working at a tech startup in
Mountain View. I wear many hats, as many people in startups do...
and even so, it's still easier than teaching. I finally discovered
what real weekends are :)
Not sure what the future will hold, but I hope to put my degrees to
When I'm not working, I love unwinding with friends, watching TV or
movies, social dance (waltz, salsa, swing, polka, etc), reading,
walking in my neighborhood, and exploring farmers markets.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm no tech genius, but I'm pretty resourceful when it comes to
technology and I enjoy helping other people when they have tech
questions. I am a happy Mac convert :)
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm very even-tempered and relaxed.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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TV: How I Met Your Mother, The Daily Show / The Colbert Report,
Friends, Modern Family, The West Wing, The Amazing Race, Glee,
Movies: Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, The Princess
Bride, Love Actually, Catch Me If You Can, Forrest Gump, The Bourne
series, Back to the Future series
Books: Ender's Game (and the rest of Orson Scott Card's series),
The Giver, Eragon, Harry Potter, American Grace (Robert Putnam),
Siddhartha, Game of Thrones
Food: Quesadillas, Pizza, Steak, Chicken Alfredo Pasta
Music: I'm not really into country or rap, but other than that I'm
not super picky. Some favorites are: The Beatles, Shakira
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
friends, meat, Gmail, movies/tv, family, sleep
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
distopias and utopias -- and whether it's possible to get somewhere
utopic given the current state of our world. And also how much I
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
... enjoying one of the following "ideal" evenings:
- dancing to a live band
- dinner party & games with friends
- going out to eat
- relaxing at home and catching up on sleep (or TV)
You should message me if
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you are smart, motivated, interesting, and fun. Oh, and I'm
allergic to nuts so it's better if you can live without PB&J.
Bonus points if you can swing or waltz or want to learn :)
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