I was born and raised in the Bay Area, attended school here and
just graduated from college. I really love to travel, and I can't
go for long without planning some new trip. I could never decide
between city and countryside; I need both. As my friends will
attest, I'm definitely a nerd, and I know I'll be back in school at
some point. I consider myself a creative person, and I'm usually
working on some side project involving drawing/painting, writing or
If I were a punctuation mark, I'd probably be a dash.
What I’m doing with my life
I teach a class called Human Biology to college sophomores. I'm
also applying to grad school.
I’m really good at
Waking up early, staying calm, surprising people, navigating
foreign countries on my own, keeping a journal, random trivia,
explaining/teaching things to other people, making up recipes with
whatever is in the fridge/cupboard, being a nerd, and making fun of
The first things people usually notice about me
Bright blonde hair. I seem quiet at first. I look just like my
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
TV shows: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 30 Rock, 60 Minutes,
Almost anything on NPR, but especially Science Friday and
Books: East of Eden, Bossypants, Middlesex, The Great Gatsby, The
Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, anything by David Sedaris, A Tale
of Two Cities, The Omnivore's Dilemma, The Botany of Desire, The
Art of Racing in the Rain
Movies: Goodfellas, American Beauty, Little Miss Sunshine, The
Departed, Darjeeling Limited, Rear Window, Born Into Brothels,
documentaries, The Hours, White Chicks, So It's Kind of a Funny
I like a lot of music, including Red Hot Chili Peppers, The
Killers, The Black Keys, Passion Pit, Green Day, and Guster.
I like most types of food, but I especially love when my food comes
straight from the farm.
The six things I could never do without
Laughter, art, the ocean, language, tea, my Dutch bike.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a tendency to sing while listening to music through my
headphones (especially while I'm biking to work), and I often
forget that other people can hear me.