Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Half German, half Chilean; eldest of three, and an uncle of
A year out from having graduated from law school and am still
re-learning the social skills lost during the three years of
Always dapperly dressed, regardless of whether I'm engaging in work
or play. My spirit is Bourbon; my beer is anything German. I
believe food is the gateway to other cultures and peoples'
experiences, so I will not refuse to try anything for the first
I don't like planning for 5 or 10 years from now (though I do
recognize that now is around the time I should).
My general philosophy is if you always see the cup as half empty,
you're never disappointed by the outcome and usually either
pleasantly surprised or ecstatic when things turn out in your
What I’m doing with my life
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Professional: Just moved back to Chicago from Philadelphia for a
new job. Took a risk with a position in state government regulating
an industry that I am unfamiliar with, forcing me to learn and
improvise daily. This, however, is what I love about the job. That,
and the opportunity to work with an amazing man in Illinois
history, and do my part to make the lives of our state's citizens a
little better. My work is part legal, part political, and largely
confidential (damn you ex parte rules!!).
Personal: I like bikes and coffee. I am making a mediocre effort to
re-learn German with Duolingo, and hope to move on to French after
that; all while studying for the IL Bar Exam (ambitious? certainly.
destined for failure? hopefully only the language part. **UPDATE**
definitely the language part.).
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Listening. And related to listening, finding the perfect moment to
reference a stupid joke made in the first thirty minutes of a
conversation four hours later, bringing the night to a full circle.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My bow tie; never a clip-on.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee and Open Veins of Latin America
changed my life as an adolescent. Myth of Sisyphus and The Plague
were important in college; as was Unbearable Lightness of Being.
Also need to include Roberto Bolanos' critique of Latin American
literary tradition in Savage Detectives. Hoping to try and make
more time for recreational reading to divert from the mandatory
Music: Andrew Bird is tops. The Love Language and Tristen have a
regular spots on the playlist as of late. I feel like since I
started paying for Spotify, however, I listen to less variety of
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Work, and how I would not mind meeting someone who wants to
distract me from it.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I learned to ride a bicycle when I was 21, and I didn't get my
driver's license until I was 25.
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