Finished grad school, now working in Connecticut.
Now in Pittsburgh! Had a blast climbing Kilimanjaro and am now
settling in to my new life as a graduate student.
I'm pretty straight-forward and honest - sometimes too honest. I
prefer to remain positive and the only thing I really hate is
hatred; it's rarely useful. I'm _always_ up to do anything,
schedule permitting, and I'll very, very rarely flake. Balance and
moderation are key to me - I've had plenty of excesses and I'm sure
I'll have more (they're fun!!) but I strive towards maintaining an
Born in DC but moved to Lubbock, Texas at 11. Graduated from Rice
with a degree in Electrical Engineering and am off to pursue an MBA
at CMU (Tepper, in Pittsburgh) this fall. I've worked primarily in
consulting in the interim, currently in healthcare. I enjoy
reading, board games and trying random new things (usually found
via meetup.com or through friends). Travel rocks. I'm pretty into
robotics. I bicycle as a hobby; hiking / camping with friends is
What I’m doing with my life
I feel like I answered this in the above. Hmm. I guess I can add
that I'm probably going to focus on Information Systems at CMU and
work with NREC there to create a business around robotics. That
seems awfully specific for such a long-term plan, though, so we'll
I’m really good at
making plans? And acting on them. I used to play clarinet and
piano; I was pretty decent at those.
The first things people usually notice about me
I don't generally ask. Probably my height.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: science fiction (Asimov, Heinlein, Niven, Pournelle),
fantasy (Tolkien, Dragonlance series), occasionally throw-away
books (Crichton, Clancy, etc.). I'm currently in the middle of Mere
Christianity (recommended by a friend studying to become a priest;
I enjoyed Narnia much more before I realized it was a Christian
allegory :)). (Yes, I also enjoy parenthetical expressions)
Movies: Anything thought-provoking or seemingly profound. American
History X, Inception, etc. Light fare is often welcome, too :)...
The Incredibles is amazing.
Shows: Daily Show / Colbert Report, Fringe, Castle, Always Sunny
for current shows.
Music: Eminem tops my list. Honestly pretty much anything depending
on the venue and mood.
Food: Italian, Mexican, Greek, American
The six things I could never do without
Exercise (currently doing Cross Fit)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Work, current interests (working out, robotics, business school
planning), free time activities
How to achieve efficiency, minimalism, and transparency in all
On a typical Friday night I am
with friends. I'm in the enviable state of meeting lots and lots of
new people through school so weekends are staying pretty full at
the moment. Went white-water rafting yesterday (7/31/11, a Sunday)
and have been checking out all the Shadyside, Ellsworth and Station
Square bars and clubs.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm not a big fan of privacy. The only limitations I place on my
communications are more for the hearing party than for myself -
some people just aren't interested in knowing all my thoughts as
they form, for some reason :).
You should message me if
you'd like to hang out. I'm not really into pen-paling it. Going to
a bar, restaurant, coffee shop or whatever doesn't mean we have to
spend the rest of our lives together ;-).