I'm a jack of all trades, master of one. I'm originally from
Pennsylvania, and both of my degrees are from Penn State.
I'm happiest when sitting at a piano, walking in the woods, playing
in my garden, or cooking.
What I’m doing with my life
By day, I'm an environmental engineer, designing and implementing
remediation at polluted places.
By night/weekend, I hike, read, sew, letterbox, climb rocks, and
tend my garden.
I’m really good at
finding the bright side
The first things people usually notice about me
my distinctive laugh
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: classics and graphic novels. My favorite authors are Jane Austen, Ernest Hemingway, and Hermann Hesse. Currently reading: Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Movies: I'm a big Wes Anderson fan. I once avoided horror movies wholesale, but I've recently become a fan of non-zombie horror movies (see below).
Shows: I don't own a television, but I love Last Week Tonight, Game of Thrones, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and New Girl.
Music: classical, indie, folk, bluegrass, some rap, afrobeat, pretty much anything. I'm loving Laura Mvula, Shakey Graves, Hozier, Neutral Milk Hotel, Sylvan Esso, and Typhoon right now. I'm a big fan of public radio (npr and local)...I've probably seen every Tiny Desk Concert ever produced.
Food: I'm not picky. I especially love spicy food. I try to stick to a locovore diet when possible (who doesn't love farm-fresh veggies?)
The six things I could never do without
1. fresh air
3. dry wit
5. a good book
6. my stilettos
I spend a lot of time thinking about
anything and everything. Work, the book I'm reading, what I'm going
to eat for dinner...
On a typical Friday night I am
Usually some combination of watching a movie, drinking a beer, hanging out with friends, and sewing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a serious, if irrational, fear of zombies.