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My self-summary
Ah, the always dreaded "so, what's your story" prompt...

I'm from Rhode Island originally and went to college in North Jersey. I majored in Education and History, and minored in Poly Sci and Women/ Gender Studies, so that's where most of my interests lie. Teach for America brought me to NYC, and I've been here for 3 years so far!

I like to think that I am a very honest and genuine person; you'll always know where you stand with me. I can also be a pretty big nerd sometimes, especially if I am talking about a topic that I love! I am a poster Virgo, so if you really want to get a quick analysis of me, just Google that.

I really like it when someone is intelligent, driven, genuine, and able to make me laugh. Personality is big for me, and being able to hold a conversation and keep me interested is really important. Also, kindness goes a long way. The whole being a good human deal.
What I’m doing with my life
I was a teacher for two years, and now I work for a large charter school network in The Bronx. Ideally I'll find a role that lets me work towards promoting Education through the lens of Civil Rights. Lofty as it may be, it's where my heart is.
I’m really good at
I can read people really well, and I'm really good at keeping a level head. I also know a lot of random trivia, especially involving any kind of history/political/geography type topic.

Being the Ice Climbers and still managing to almost always win in Super Smash Brothers.

Polishing off large portions of food at restaurants. I don't really do doggy bags....
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes, especially if I'm wearing something blue. People also seem to notice that I look Irish or German.... which is funny because I'm neither.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I'm very open with books; if it looks good, then I will pick it up. I just joined a book club this past summer, so hopefully my literary range will increase a bit. Jeffrey Eugenides' books are fantastic, but I have unfortunately read them all.

Movies: This is very hard, because my range of movie preference is pretty wide. Horror is usually a go, and Will Ferrell is definitely a no. Documentaries can be just as appealing as a cheesy rom-com, depending on my mood.

TV: SVU, Family Guy, OITNB, Shameless, Golden Girls, The Office, Parks and Rec, Will and Grace, Full House, The West Wing, Scandal, True Life, House of Cards, Wifeswap, MDL:NY, RuPaul's Drag Race, Political News Shows.

Music: I really wish I had a more sophisticated taste in music, but I pretty much will listen to everything besides very heavy metal and very twangy country. Most of my preferences are within the Hip Hop and Top 40 genres. I'm more of a song by song person to be honest. Anything I can dance to is good enough for me.

Food: I really like to eat healthy, but other than that I am not picky at all; I'll eat anything. I really like Italian, Japanese, and Thai food, and I love to try new things. I don't eat red meat very often. I am also a huge fan of mixing random or seemingly unrelated things together.
The six things I could never do without
1. Family/Friends
2. Time to think
3. Cell phone
4. Music
5. Wonton soup
6. Access to political news, whatever the type (cable, papers, etc..)

*chapstick deserves at least an honorable mention*
I spend a lot of time thinking about
EVERYTHING!! I tend to (over) analyze things (a prime example of my Virgo-ness). Mostly about my future and family/ friends. I also think about a lot of the heavy social and political topics, so it's always a good time in my head.
On a typical Friday night I am
Trying to have a good time with my awesome group of friends. Like everyone, it can either be out or in, depending on our moods. Golden Girls usually (always) is involved in some capacity.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Nice try...

Ok, I'll give you something. I still miss my favorite green winter coat I had when I was 10. My Mom made me get rid of it (*read: donated it to charity when I wasn't home*). RIP.
You should message me if
As fun as the city can be sometimes for socializing and dating, I am looking for something more serious down the road, so someone who has the same values/ outlook on life and relationships as me is a big plus. If that sounds like it might be you, let me know!