Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
In how few words are you supposed to be able to sum up twenty-two
years? I don't think I could do it in one, and homo sapiens is
probably the best pair of words, but maybe it's a bit overly
After spending the past six months trying to figure my life out
(senior year is rough), I would have thought I had more coherent
things to say, but you probably don't care about my "Leadership
Experience and Potential," my "Prospective or Current Research
Interests," or my list of references. As for my interests, the rest
of my profile should give you that.
Suffice it to say, I love to think and chat about most things. I
read a ton because I think it helps me connect with what people
thought about in the past, but I'd almost always rather hang out
with people than books. After all, Shakespeare is dead and we are
not. My best friends tend to affectionately call me "obliging;" I'm
easy-going and difficult to faze.
I guess if you want to know any more than that, you'll have to ask
me. I can't really think of a question a random internet stranger
could ask me that I wouldn't answer.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Well, I graduated from UMass Amherst (Go ZooMass, uh, I guess?)
with a B.A. in Comparative Literature and Philosophy in 2012, and
since I really want to be a professor and help as many people as
possible love the weird, nerdy things that I think are neat, grad
school is the way to go.
At the moment, I've just moved down to NJ and I'm starting a Ph.D.
program in German Literature at Princeton. I'm still not sure that
that's not just a dream I haven't woken up from, so I don't have
any big plans after that yet. Plus, I don't want to be cocky and
assume I'll survive it. There's plenty of time to be future-minded
when I'm old and gray.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
reading for too many hours in the day, talking about nothing and
everything, playing the piano, broken conversations in foreign
languages, improv comedy, rock-climbing, and frisbee.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Something about my look or my mannerisms always reminds people of
Woody Allen, but I can't put my finger on it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Cyrano de Bergerac (hence the name), The Discworld Series,
Game of Thrones, Death in Venice, The Three Musketeers. The Once
and Future King. Anything by Borges. The Neverending Story. I'm
sure there are more, but I studied CompLit, and I don't want to
keep you here all day.
Movies: Hot Fuzz, Life of Brian, Raiders of the Lost Arc are a few
that stand out. I don't tend to watch as many movies, but I'm
working on it.
Shows: Firefly, Doctor Who, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, It's Always
Sunny in Philadelphia.
Music: My favorite band used to be Queen, but it's probably been
They Might Be Giants recently. Honorable mentions by Ben Folds, the
Who, and the Band. Debussy is definitely my favorite composer, but
I get a bit obsessed with Grieg, Bach, and Beethoven.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
-Friends and family, the people who are important to me
-A full library
-A lovely piano
-Some sort of music player
-A warm blanket
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
A lot of things, really, whatever crosses my mind. Things that crop
up a lot include: art/culture [both specific to what I am
reading/watching/listening to at the time, and general problems
like what we mean when we say an artwork "Means x, y, or z"], silly
wordplay, and what it'd be like if everyone had eyes on their hands
in addition to the ones in their head.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Well, for the past four years every Friday night was spent on stage
with my improv troupe, so now that I'm graduated, I don't really
have a strong trend to report.
I like going out to parties or bars, or just hanging around at home
with people. The important thing is having interesting people to
chat with. There's also nothing wrong with spending a quiet Friday
at home with a book and my iTunes, as long as it's not the norm.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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When I was studying abroad in Germany last year, I once climbed up
a wall and, encouraged by chants of "Strip, strip", proceeded to
get naked. I was later given a bottle of vodka for it, though it
should be made clear that I had no idea about this incentive while
I was stripping.
You should message me if
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anything I wrote interests you. I'd love to chat or hang out; I'm
just as interested in a casual date or a good conversation.
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