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My self-summary
A perfectly social introvert and an east coast girl: I grew up in Maryland and went to school in Virginia and Rhode Island. I've been in New York for going on four years.
I'm into smart tv, movies, music, theater, and politics (especially in combination).
Looking for someone driven, proactive, compassionate, smart, and curious.
What I’m doing with my life
I love what I do. In undergrad and grad school I studied music education and education policy. Now I work at a nonprofit at the intersection of public education and the arts and I'm on a mission to make the two areas intersect as much as possible. Outside of work, I play in a band.
I’m really good at
I'm always learning new instruments and I pick them up fast. I sing, play the clarinet, saxophone, flute, piano and most recently, guitar.
The first things people usually notice about me
My default in a new social situation is to be a smart-ass.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Shakespeare (the comedies), political fiction, a bunch of nonfiction (I read a lot about the nonprofit sector. Right now it's Zilch by Nancy Lublin.)

Movies: Funny Girl, Possession, The Constant Gardener, Charlie Wilson's War, The Way Way Back, sucker for a musical (also, the Ocean's movies, duh)

TV: Aaron Sorkin, Tina Fey, Rachel Maddow, Friday Night Lights, Sons of Anarchy, Parks and Rec, Mad Men, Veep, House of Cards, Masters of Sex

Music: Sam Cooke, Nina Simone, Feist, Diana Krall, Melody Gardot, Regina Spektor, Ella Fitzgerald, Amy Winehouse, Jackie Wilson, Lake Street Dive, Alabama Shakes, Fleet Foxes, The Civil Wars

Food: Paleo + tacos
The six things I could never do without
This seems like a silly question since the biological necessities are obvious and the emotional ones are predictable. I will say though, I never expected headphones to be as prominent a part of my life as they are now.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The arts and why they're important to kids, to learning, to schools, to society.

How policy interacts with everyday life, and doesn't.

The actually usable lessons I took from House of Cards and how absurd it is that I found aspects of that show to be educational.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hopefully, seeing or playing a show. Drinks, food, and laziness at home is a VERY close second.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Junior year of college my roommates and I dressed as sex, drugs, and rock & roll for Halloween. I was rock & roll.
You should message me if
Bonus points if you are Don Keefer or you're into Pistol Shrimps Radio.