I love to travel and to explore new places, eat new foods, and learn new things. I'm a scientist, but I spend a lot of time writing and reading, and I tend to get quite geeky about foreign languages. I like learning people's stories: what are you doing? Why are you here? What's it like to be you?
I'm the sort of person who decides to walk across an entire country because it sounds like a fun holiday (the Hadrian's Wall Path is incredible, by the way, and a wonderful way to see England), who flies to Istanbul for the weekend because Turkish Airline's having a sale (one of the best decisions I've ever made), who stays up all night programming computers because she just has to know the answer to her question (I think my research is awesome, and I'd love to tell you why), who greets each and every sunrise with both gratitude and curiosity. I value sleep, compassion, and competence. I enjoy meeting new people, and I'll try to respond to messages just as soon as I can!