Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I’m a California girl, born in the Bay Area, though I went away for
college and now am back here for graduate school. I do bio research
for a living and spend most of my time in lab, working on my thesis
and trying to figure out a way to graduate as soon as
But to get to the more interesting stuff about me:
I’m pretty ridiculous and irreverent on the inside, but I think I
hide it well. It comes out after a few beers though.
I always try to hold myself with confidence, but generally I
believe in a sort of ‘speak-softly-but-carry-a-big-stick’ mentality
and I dislike being the center of attention in large groups.
My jokes are usually subtle and a little absurd, which means that
often I just get weird looks when I try to kid around but usually
that just makes it more amusing (at least to me). I'm also not a
fan at laughing at someone else’s expense unless they’re right
there and in on it.
I go through fluctuating phases of health fanaticism and
self-indulgent hedonism. I'm trying to fix this.
I’m not religious but I am highly moral – and I think that many of
the world’s problems arise from confusing those two things.
I love a good beer as much as a good book (or the two at once would
be even better!) and the perfect Saturday afternoon for me involves
nature and company.
I'm kind of a huge nerd. Like epic level. The world is just such an
amazing and surprising place, how could you not get excited about
I adore my friends. They are the most awesome people and I’m lucky
to get to spend time with them. Just please don’t tell them I said
I guess generally I'd say I’m a normal, genuine, balanced person
who is interested in finding someone to share a lot of belly laughs
with and who I am excited to come home to at the end of the day.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm a graduate student at Stanford doing research about the
molecular and genetic modifications underlying the evolution of the
human face, brain and vocal apparatus.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Puns, analytical thinking, painting, cooking delicious food,
finding something to do last minute.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Lolita, The Sun Also Rises, Beloved, Wallace Steven's
Collected Poems, Everything is Illuminated, Heart of Darkness, the
Harry Potter series.... apparently I stopped reading in high
Shows: Mad Men, Planet Earth, Archer, Downton Abbey, 30 Rock, Game
of Thrones, South Park, The League
Music: The Shins, Josh Ritter, Bon Iver, Margot and the Nuclear So
& Sos, Iron & Wine, Pixies, Debussy
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My fabulous friends and family, outdoor adventures, interpretable
science, NPR and nature documentaries, sleeeeeeeep (and great
coffee), lazy Sunday mornings
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What the moral thing to do is, how to handle myself with grace,
when I can next take my shoes off, how to finally graduate,
chromatin and chimpanzees, what's for dinner tonight
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
With friends at a bar, occasionally at a party or football game, or
more often at home hanging out with my family and enjoying a good
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm new to this online dating thing and I've spent a little more
time tinkering around with my profile than I'd like to admit.
Also, I still really love dead baby jokes - they are horrible and I
will probably burn for it, but I can't help it.
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