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27 Berkeley, CA Woman


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  • Ages 22–35
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My details

Last online
Sep 2
5′ 4″ (1.63m)
Body Type
Mostly anything
Graduated from law school
Doesn’t have kids
Has dogs
English (Fluently), Sign Language (Okay), Spanish (Okay)
My self-summary
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Hey! :)

I love playing, learning, teaching, traveling... Years ago, I combined my love for travel with my passion for learning and volunteered in an isolated village. During my free time, I taught my host family how to play the American card game Go Fish. The game has a simplicity that gracefully carries it across languages. Games possess a powerful ability to connect people across cultures, creating opportunities for people to learn from each other.

For a while, I assumed I would become a teacher. I loved learning and teaching, so why not make a career out of it? The conventional career route, women as teachers, troubled me, though. Longing for a path less traveled, I turned from the classroom to the playground. A playground consultant? Why not? After “analyzing” playgrounds from Athens to Alaska, I would naturally have great ideas to offer folks here. I could even go into designing accessible playgrounds for kids with disabilities. Then later, I played with the idea of becoming a dance instructor. Every dance class offered at my college, I signed up for. Salsa is my specialty, though I love the dream-like swirls of the American waltz.

I continue to travel, play cards, dance, and climb those 15-feet-high rope pyramids that seem to only exist in Europe now. Ultimately, for a career, I settled on law: a form of life-long learning and teaching.
What I’m doing with my life
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Working as an attorney with a special interest in civil rights. Early on I discovered how much I enjoy public speaking--the opportunity to combine the thrill of being on stage with the power to share valuable knowledge with people. My advocacy work is often in the form of workshops encouraging educational opportunities for students around the world.
I’m really good at
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Dancing, writing, analyzing, seeing the other side of things, communicating.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Wow, I met this perfectly marvelous girl! Her ambitiousness led her to Harvard where she used her experiences as a deafblind woman to become a disability rights lawyer. Her confidence takes her around the world providing workshops on civil rights. Her thoughtfulness has her constantly asking deep questions that reveal her cultural anthropology training. Look! Oh my gosh, how beautiful and gorgeous her dog! :)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: The Night Circus, The Master and Margarita, David and Goliath, Reading Lolita in Tehran, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and I recently re-read some Shel Silverstein classics.

Music: I love stuff from musicals. Dance music is always fun, too.

Food: In Berkeley, I feel like every dish is within my reach. Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, Ethiopian, Italian, and chocolate (a category all for itself!).
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. My family and friends. 2. My iPhone. 3. Tea. 4. Goals/Missions. 5. Adventures. 6. Hugs.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What are the social forces that influence people’s words and actions? Civil rights, including disability rights. While I think about a variety of things, many of them are a variant of the above question. I’m also wondering how I might get away to some exotic place during break.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Having fun....or causing trouble, depending on one's perspective. ;)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Shhhh! I wouldn't want anyone to know, so keep this really, really private. Promise? OK. When I was in middle school I told everyone I didn't want to become a lawyer because lawyers just argue and ruin people's lives. Silly, right? At that time I had only heard the stereotype of the ambulance chasing lawyer. Not until college did I learn about public service lawyers.
You should message me if
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You should message me "If"? If? I feel OKCupid pressures people to make a list of types of people to draw in or exclude. Can one really know all the types of people in the world enough to list which ones they want to message? I welcome diversity; embrace it, in fact. OKC allows us to meet people outside our day-to-day life, and I like that about this site.