37 Portland, OR
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My self-summary
I like foreign languages, linguistics, international studies, public policy, reading, writing, exercising, coffee, hiking, salsa dancing, good music, good conversation, genuine people, a clean environment, creativity, adventure, travel, and interesting situations.

I'm open to meeting nice people for the sake of having a good conversation over coffee or drinks, developing a friendship and going from there. I come from a good family of communicators, poet and psychologist for parents. I feel open to having any kind of conversation, and I appreciate and value differences that people bring to the table.
What I’m doing with my life
I am currently working in government in a job that is very fulfilling. I am lucky and fortunate to do what I do in such a great city. Every day I get to help people and I am constantly presented with new challenges and adventures. When I am not at work, I am usually studying to enhance my career. I believe in self improvement and personal growth. I am considering the possibility of pursuing a doctorate.
I’m really good at
If I had to describe myself, I might say that I am good at listening to people. I'm also pretty good at putting myself in others' shoes. Lately, I've been working on being comfortable with vulnerability. A friend lent a book to me by Brene Brown and I was impressed by her work, and trying to incorporate some of her theories into my every day life.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'd pay money to know this. Right now I can only speculate.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Vonnegut - Slaughterhouse Five, Cat's Cradle
Foucault - Madness and Civilization, History of Sexuality, Torture and Punishment
Chomsky - Manufacturing Consent
Said - Orientalism
Murakami - Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki
Food - Sushi, Chinese, Mexican
Music - Alternative, Indy
The six things I could never do without
Culture, language, exercise, books, conversation, learning
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The world
On a typical Friday night I am
I'm usually cooking dinner and/or going salsa dancing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
When I was 7 years old I stood next to a mannequin and pretended to be one myself. I actually fooled passersby into thinking that I too was a mannequin.
You should message me if
-you are interested in meeting in person.