My career is that of a scientist, studying how microbes cause disease (by poking and prodding them), and trying to use that knowledge to create something good, whether that is a new medical treatment of the disease, or something new altogether. I always want to know "why?".
My hobbies, on the other hand, involve more actual button pushing. Most of my outside of work/school time revolves around photography; taking pictures, taking road trips, watching the stars, hiking and camping.
I started to play around with photography around four years ago. I was new here, and wanted to have an excuse to just go out. So far, I've day-tripped crater lake from here, nearly been stuck in the sand in northern Nevada, stared at the Milky Way until 3am, and have even chased the sunrise across a sand dune field.
I enjoy being spontaneous with my trips, planning them, at most a couple of days in advance, while many are planned within just a few minutes before leaving. I love the idea of just thinking of a place to go, and just heading out, right then and there.
It's still not enough, to simply go out and see for me. I want to talk about it, to see how other people see these places, their worlds, and learn from their experiences.
Some of my work: