Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
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
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Dancing, writing, analyzing, seeing the other side of things,
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,
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.
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