Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
When I’m not exploring new recipes to cook up or new live music
venues to visit, I’m envisioning and organizing unconventional
social gatherings that both build community and feed my passions,
such as large house parties that combine a group meditation,
delicious catered vegetarian meal, sing-along, and salsa dance
party all in the same evening. When summer arrives, I manage to
resist the seductive allure of DC’s heat and humidity, and spend
most of my teacher vacation time on an international adventure. On
a given summer day, you might find me in a studio in Havana
recording an album of original songs with a local salsa band,
meditating with Thai monks, or collaborating with flamenco
guitarist in Spain
What I’m doing with my life
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training kids' minds and softening their hearts, picking up new
musical toys to play with (guitar is the most recent), dreaming
about where I want to travel next, planning new ideas for
get-togethers with friends
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
setting an intention for my life and following through on it,
envisioning ambitious projects and then making them happen,
listening to someone for a long time without interrupting,
designing travel experiences that veer off the tourist path,
connecting people, harmonizing with any melody, salsa dancing
The first things people usually notice about me
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my enthusiasm, my smile, my passion for everything I do, my
strawberry blond hair, my friendliness
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Movies - Tootsie, Annie Hall, Usual Suspects, Life is Beautiful,
TV - The Wire (best TV show ever written), The Daily Show
Books - The Namesake, Cutting for Stone, Middlesex, In the House of
Spirits, most novels by Murakami, John Irving, David Guterson,
Julia Alvarez and Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Music - almost all kinds, but particularly styles that have soulful
lead vocals (from Sting to Stevie Wonder), harmonies (from Take 6
to Nickel Creek) and intoxicating rhythms (from Cuban salsa to
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
my deep bonds with family members and friends, meditation, Jon
Stewart monologues, having a job where I can tell lots of jokes and
not have to wear a suit to work (i.e. teaching middle school kids),
people to sing with, long and lazy days of summer vacation
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My next travel experience, new projects and places I can explore in
DC, the future
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
hanging out with friends, playing music, reading at a coffee shop,
shaking it at a salsa dance club
You should message me if
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are more than what you do for a living, you’re someone that tends
to see life’s challenges as opportunities for growth, finds Jon
Stewart exceedingly hilarious, views travelling to a foreign
country with minimal plans exhilarating, and finds the idea of
being serenaded occasionally in public only mildly offensive (if at
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