I have long prided myself on being someone who works hard to keep
an open mind. I value the opinions of others even if I disagree,
and I love to discuss a range of topics. By keeping my options
open, I feel I can get the most out of life while having a great
time doing it. I come from a somewhat traditional mold but have
been expanding beyond it to explore new experiences.
I was a history major in college, so being in Boston was a real
treat. Last year I served in AmeriCorps, based in Denver, doing
activities from mentoring schoolchildren, restoring a historic
cemetery in Houston, promoting energy efficiency in Grand Junction,
CO and serving as a first responder to the Joplin tornado in
Missouri. That program substantially broadened my understanding of
the world. So too did the semester I studied abroad in London. I'd
love to return someday, and do more traveling as well.
What I’m doing with my life
Studying for the bar exam, then try finding a job for a legal aid organization.
I’m really good at
Word games like Boggle, Scrabble, and Bananagrams; karaoke;
puzzles; trivia and trivial knowledge; and playing music by ear on
The first things people usually notice about me
People notice that I love learning and try to put my knowledge to
some use, but learning for its own sake is entirely acceptable as
well. It's also observed that I'm a very hard worker, hold myself
to high standards, and maintain the belief that I can always learn
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
These lists only scratch the surface.
Books: John Adams (biography), The Phantom Tollbooth, Redwall
series, Lemony Snicket series, Of Mice and Men, Moby Dick
Movies: Bicentennial Man, Dumb and Dumber, The Nutty Professor, The
Hangover, Borat, Inception
Shows: House, The Office, Monk, Penn & Teller B.S.!, How I Met
Your Mother, Family Guy
Music: Oasis, Black Eyed Peas, Pet Shop Boys, Yanni, Radiohead,
Nine Inch Nails, Uncle Kracker, The Beatles, The Doors
Food: Pretty much anything.
The six things I could never do without
Music, video games, Wikipedia, the dictionary, the outdoors, my
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Passing the bar exam, why I find pigeons intriguing, and why I eat
so many canned goods.
On a typical Friday night I am
At the bar with friends, or staying in playing video games or
listening to music.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I know a lot about chickens, because my family has had an egg business for about nine years.
You should message me if
You think we could hit it off with a great conversation, or you
love having discussions ranging from basically any topic
imaginable. You are someone who takes an interest in seemingly