Originally from southern California, moved to New England for
college, moved to the Bay after college, guitar and ukulele
dabbler, always looking for new adventures, to learn new things and
be open to new ideas and perspectives.
I've spent a fair amount of time in Latin America in the last
several years. I've got a soft spot for all things Brazilian after
studying and working there at different times during college.
I like staying active. I usually end up going for runs in Berkeley
or around Lake Merritt, Yoga to the People, an occasional pick up
frisbee game, or hiking on the weekends.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm currently working at a pediatric autism therapy company through
Kaiser, so I get to work directly with kids and their families all
over the East Bay. It's really gratifying to see them improve in
very tangible ways, and I get to use my Spanish quite a bit with
clients which is fun.
I'm searching for the holy grail of taco trucks, so if you have the
answer please do tell.
I’m really good at
thinking of really bad puns, guessing the ingredients in smoothies
I try (it's a gift), getting creative in the kitchen, busting out
foreign language skills in opportune situations, actually
organizing that fun thing that you've been wanting to do for a
while but haven't actually done yet, being genuine, listening to
others, going with the flow, connecting with people from all walks
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Mountains Beyond Mountains, Blink, The Omnivore's Dilemma,
The Shallows, The Sun Also Rises. I like to switch it up between
non-fiction and fiction.
Movies: Forrest Gump, The Sandlot, Field of Dreams, Shawshank
Redemption, The Motorcycle Diaries, Jerry Maguire, Ferris Bueller's
Day Off, Back to the Future
Shows: Girls, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, House of
Music: Dispatch, Train, Passion Pit, The Beatles, Simon and
Garfunkel, Ratatat, Maná, Julieta Venegas, Justice, Two Door Cinema
Club, LCD Soundsystem, Gipsy Kings, Buena Vista Social Club, Dale
Earnhardt Jr. Jr., The Shins, Rilo Kiley, Daft Punk, The
I LOVE lots of types of foods: Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, Thai,
Indian, Italian, Brazilian, and Peruvian are among my
Favorite podcasts at the moment include: The Moth, This American
Life, Reply All, Start Up, and of course Serial.
Have any recommendations?
The six things I could never do without
spontaneous dance parties
I spend a lot of time thinking about
new places to explore locally
On a typical Friday night I am
grabbing drinks with friends, taking advantage of the fun and
random events going on in the Bay Area, or just getting ready for a
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Even though I'm from the LA area, I secretly like the Bay Area
better than SoCal.
You should message me if
you want to!