I am an only child, and I think that is why my family and friends
are so important to me. I am from a military family, and moved
around a lot. I learned early on that you have to be outgoing to
form new friendships and relationships, but that taking time for
yourself is just as important as spending time with people. I love
travelling, trying new foods/places to go/experiences, reading, and
horseback riding. I am highly motivated and a bit overachieving.
When I'm not in class or working, you can typically find me
relaxing with my friends or volunteering with Daughters of the
American Revolution. Oh yeah, did I mention I'm a bit of a history
nerd? :) I love going to museums, concerts, and the theatre. I am a
classically trained Soprano, but have horrible stage fright - oddly
enough, only when I am singing. If there's anything else you want
to know, just ask!
Although, I do have to say that I'm not the type of girl to sit
around pining after you. When I'm in a relationship or dating, I
want to see you and spend time together, but I have my life and you
should have yours. I will never be the type of girl to sit at home
waiting for my guy to get home. Screw that! There's too much life
out there to live for either of us to be doing that!
What I’m doing with my life
I just started my career in government relations and regulatory
affairs as a trade association manager at a multinational firm on M
Street. I also graduated in May from American University with my BA
in International Relations, but I'm not your typical IR major: my
foci were European Studies and Transatlantic Trade. While almost
all of my class wants to work at a non-profit and change the world
through international development, I am working in the private
sector and want to eventually become the VP of Government Relations
for a multinational aerospace, software, or cosmetics company (like
I said, overachiever). Outside of work, I am heavily involved in
Daughters of the American Revolution, focusing mostly on service to
veterans and literacy promotion.
I’m really good at
Again, I hate talking about myself. I suppose I am really good at
networking, thinking about problems outside of the box, event
planning and making people feel welcomed and loved. I truly believe
that if you want to get to know someone you should listen as much
as you talk. I'm also a fantastic baker! I love baking all sorts of
sweets, but am also discovering my love of cooking.
The first things people usually notice about me
Wouldn't I have to be someone other than myself to answer this
question? lol Beyond physical features, probably that I love to
laugh. I am generally a serious person, but I try to find the humor
in most situations, especially embarrassing ones. After all, if I
can't laugh at myself, I have no right to laugh at anyone else.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Okay, prepare yourself for a long (and slightly nerdy) list:
Books: Pride and Prejudice, Game of Thrones series, Harry Potter
series, Chicagoland Vampires series, DaVinci Code, Angels and
Demons, anything by Philippa Gregory or Steve Berry, pretty much
anything that is historical fiction or historical fantasy.
Movies: The Sound of Music, Gone with the Wind, Seven Year Itch,
Independence Day, Men in Black (all, though the third one was
rather fantastic!), Master and Commander, any of the James Bond
series, and probably a thousand others I can't think of right
TV Shows: White Collar, Criminal Minds, NCIS, NCIS: LA, Bones, 1600
Penn, Dr. Who, Fashion Police, Face Off, Top Chef, Bomb Girls,
Downton Abbey, Big Bang Theory, and so many more!
Theatre Shows: anything Shakespeare, Les Miserables, The Book of
Mormon, Wicked, 42nd Street, War Horse, and so many others.
Music: I was raised on classic 70s and 80s rock (more Blue Oyster
Cult, ACDC, Journey, than Metallica) and country music (my current
favorites are Garth Brooks, Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town,
Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Sugarland). That being said, I love
jazz, blues, and classical (Chopin and Schubert are my favorites).
I also love dancing, so Pit Bull, P!NK, and Lady Gaga are also
Food: Sushi and sashimi. Hands down. I could use chopsticks before
I could use a fork. I love food, and will try anything once. More
than anything else, a culture expresses itself through its food.
The six things I could never do without
These will probably be a bit cliche (fair warning!):
2. My friends and family
3. Books - did I mention I'm a bit nerdy?
4. Music - no matter what you are feeling, there is a song that
5. My sense of adventure - if you are willing to step outside your
comfort zone, you'll never be bored
6. animals - I have always had pets, and always will
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How I can be a better me (cliched, I know, but this year has been a
year of major changes and self-discovery for me that I hope to
continue for the rest of my life). Otherwise, I'm usually trying to
figure out what I'll be up to the next few days and who I'm doing
On a typical Friday night I am
It depends. Honestly, I may meet friends for a happy hour and/or
dinner, but usually I am wiped by Friday night between work and
volunteering. I love dancing and exploring new (to me) places, but
I am also a bit of an introvert. No matter what we're doing though,
my best nights always involve my friends, even if we're just
playing games or watching a movie.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Despite what you may think when you look at me, I am
self-conscious. I tend to overthink everything, even if it's just
an outfit I'm putting together for work or a date. It's something
that I am working on, but how I present myself is very important to
You should message me if
You find me interesting, you can socialize with a variety of
people, own more than one suit, and you are looking for more than
casual dating. Also, if you're at least 5'9. Hey, I'm tall for a
girl and I find it awkward dating guys shorter than me.