My academic background is in science, one of my biggest passions. If you’re into it, I love talking about cool stuff happening in astrophysics, like the polarization of the CMB.
In that vein, teaching kids about science is another one of my favorite things. I've taught summer camps on Special Relativity and Particle Physics, and loved every minute of it. I may very well become a teacher some day.
I like reading, especially genre fiction. Libraries and bookstores are two of my favorite places, and I can never find enough books to satisfy me! Powell's Bookstore in Portland is my Mecca.
I play games: video, tabletop, board, and sports (think Kerbal Space Program, Dungeons & Dragons, and Ultimate Frisbee).
I love to go clubbing but I like swing, salsa, and waltzing too.
The outdoors are super fun, but I get out less than I like. Camping is one of my favorite things; Muir Woods and Buck’s Lake are two great places I've been.