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29 Detroit, MI
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My self-summary
I am passionate about social justice and God. I consider myself a follower of Jesus rather than ascribe to a particular denomination. I think it is important to be committed to service, poverty, and racial reconciliation and strive to make a difference in the lives of others and in my community.

I like to joke around a lot and laugh. I enjoy running and playing volleyball and I love to go camping. Dancing is fun but I am certainly not one to frequent bars. I like spontaneity and embrace simple living. I have yet to have a cross-cultural experience (in terms of international travel) but hope to someday. I am looking for hang out buddies, pen pals, etc. I am trying to be patient for "the one" too. Substance is much more important to me than physicality.

I'm pretty sure I want to be a parent someday. I'm not going to ask you to have my babies on the first date so don't worry but at least in this stage of my life, I would like to think that me being an inspiring father will be my greatest legacy.
What I’m doing with my life
I currently work with adults with severe mental illness as a case manager in an outpatient community mental health center. I am entering my last year of grad school (Master's of Social Work) at Wayne. I will be doing individual and couples therapy for my last internship at a local nonprofit.

Prior to this job, I served homeless youth ages 18-22 both in Detroit and New Jersey for nearly 4 years. I am especially passionate about this age group and homelessness.
I’m really good at
jump roping. hahaha. I'm good at running, listening, and being a good friend.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile and how it rarely leaves my face. :P People also often notice how open I am and how I seek to better understand people from all faiths, backgrounds, ethnicities, etc.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Almost Home, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, The Tipping Point, Becoming the Answers to our Prayers, The Irresistible Revolution, Letters to a Young Evangelical, Nickle and Dimed, Prayers for Bobby, Follow me to Freedom, The Shack, The Catcher in the Rye, The Gendered Society.

Movies: Do not watch very many movies but enjoy mostly anything minus sci-fi.

Music- Relient K, Blink 182, Jewel, Green Day, Chris Tomlin, Alanis, Dave Matthews, BNL, TLC, Lisa Loeb, Pink, Florence and The Machine, Rob Thomas, No Doubt. I enjoy most genres but am not a huge fan of either country or rap music.

TV: The only show I watch is Parks and Recreation and I adore it. haha. Leslie Knope should surely marry me.
The six things I could never do without
God, food, paper, water, sense of humor, hummus.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
poverty, Christianity, hypocrisy, GLBT issues, friends, homelessness.
On a typical Friday night I am
At the bookstore
At the pub
With friends
Having a quiet evening at home
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I infrequently date because I am not too much about casual dating.
You should message me if
Please don't be shy fellas. If anything I have written strikes a chord within you, send me some love!
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