Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I’m a learner. I’m constantly learning new ways of seeing things
from my 7 year old students. I’m always trying to learn about my
motivations for doing things, and those of others. I’m learning
more about myself and Mexico, and how and why things work (or don’t
work) in this city, and I'm looking for opportunities to improve
situations, while hoping to inspire my students to be the ones who
will make those changes. (I’m a little obsessed with
I’m a photographer – professionally sometimes. I’m an introvert,
and though I’ve always had a lot of friends and can be rather
social and even outgoing in certain settings, I’d usually prefer to
be behind my camera.
I love to do yoga, especially in the sun. I adore playing
volleyball and dancing salsa, but don’t do either nearly as often
as I’d like. I walk a lot. I don’t have a car, nor do I want one. I
love that I get in an hour or two a day of exercise by walking just
going to work, the grocery store, running errands, and going to my
I don’t have a TV. I have a dog. She is a german shorthaired
pointer named Milú. She forces me to go to the woods behind my
house at least 3 times a day so she can chase squirrels and I love
that she forces me to disconnect from the silliness of life. I know
if it wasn’t for her, I would rarely take the time to sit among
trees and feel the sun on my face and just be.
People, when they meet me, tend to think I’m very serious. I have a
very fun side, but it doesn’t usually come out right away. I do
take life too seriously sometimes. Usually my students, my dog, or
good friends bring me back to the present and help me see the joy
in it all.
What I’m doing with my life
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growing... Generally I'm trying to explore different ways of seeing
and making sense of the world and growing in the process. As a
means of achieving that, I have mostly worked in education trying
to help students of all ages reach a greater potential. Born and
educated in New Jersey, I started really exploring the world when I
lived in (and travelled from) Barcelona for 6 years. 6 years ago I
moved to Mexico City for a new adventure. My latest challenge is
teaching first grade at a school in Tlalpan, DF.
I’m really good at
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connecting. I'm a Malcolm Gladwell's, "The Tipping Point"
connector. It doesn't matter what country I live in, it seems I
somehow know someone who might solve that problem or who is renting
an apartment, or who is looking to adopt that dog you rescued. I've
run into people I know in the West Village, on the Ramblas after
Spanish class, and in grocery stores all around Mexico City.
The first things people usually notice about me
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in Mexico is my height. And my "blonde" hair. I'm not a blonde in
most countries, but here my immigration papers say I "legally" am.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I really enjoy reading anything by Malcolm Gladwell, "A Short
History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson, "You Can't Be Neutral
on a Moving Train" by Howard Zinn, "Mindset" by Dweck. Anything by
David Sedaris. "The Red Tent", "Eat Pray Love."
My all time favorite author is probably Mo Willems.
TV: Don't have one, but I watch "The Daily Show" online and
Music: I like Mozart on Sunday mornings. I like cuban, folk, 90s
rock, lately I've been listening to Jack Johnson and Jason Mraz and
the like. I don't like electronic, reggaeton, or banda, and I don't
know current pop music. I adore that my students love the Beatles,
so I play them a lot in school.
Food: Mexican, Indian, Thai, Spanish. I don't like chain
restaurants. I like to cook good food - mostly vegetarian. I like
to eat good food.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
the internet (though I'm trying to cut back)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
what dogs would be saying if they spoke English.
how people (especially children) learn.
what I'm eating, and how I'd improve if I were going to cook it
whatever I'm reading... currently "In Defense of Food" and how I
want to start growing my own food in my garden here.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
usually in bed early to recover from getting up at 5:30 all week
and teaching 55 seven year olds so I can enjoy Saturday more fully.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I kind of like taking these stupid tests.
You should message me if
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you found anything I wrote interesting and you can deal with how
far Tlalpan is from the civilized world.
you'd like to come play frisbee with my dog and me.
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