Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
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
2.5 years. I doubt I will be here long term, but it certainly has
been a great journey 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.
What I’m doing with my life
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I just finished my two year commitment with Teach for America
teaching middle/high school Social Studies in the Bronx. I recently
started a new job working for a charter school network in NYC.
Ideally I'll get to DC and get involved in Education/ LGBT
politics, but I'm still working on the logistics. Those pesky
student loans make it hard to save!
I’m really good at
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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
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My eyes, especially if I'm wearing something blue. People also seem
to notice that I look Irish or German.... which is funny because
Once people know me, they usually point out one of my many "weird"
quirks. I think they're normal, but I guess sometimes not so much.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: I tend to stick with the classics, but if it looks good to
me then I'll 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
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
or pork. I am also a huge fan of mixing random or seemingly
unrelated things together.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
2. Time to think
3. Cell phone
5. Tostitos and salsa
6. Access to political news, whatever the type (cable, papers,
*chapstick deserves at least an honorable mention*
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
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
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
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.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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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
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You think we have something in common or would get along. Guys from
the NYC area are a plus, but I'm pretty open when it comes to
messaging. =) 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 as me is a big
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