Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm an economist. No, please don't stop reading yet.
Well, that's what I do during the week. For fun, I've always loved
outdoor activities, including backpacking, hiking, fishing,
building forts (okay, I haven't built a fort since I was a kid, but
you get the idea).
I also like to cook and take photos, ways to exercise some
I like to watch college sports, especially hockey, lacrosse, and
I'm a certified SCUBA diver, but don't go nearly as much as I'd
like. Hoping to head to the Caribbean next spring. I've also been
I'm from New England originally, so I'm legally obligated to
support New England sports teams (though I can get behind the
Giants and 49ers) and wear boat shoes.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
My mother can no longer introduce me as a "professional student." I
finished grad school at UC Berkeley and moved across the Bay to
start a career as an economic consultant. I also teach a graduate
statistics course at Berkeley in the fall.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I really enjoy cooking and eating. In fact, I often do both every
day. Coming to the Bay Area really made me appreciate seasonal
produce showcased by simple preparations. Add in an IPA or a good
cocktail and I'm a happy guy.
I once received a phone call from a friend requesting career advice
because "I was the closest person to Jack Donaghy" that she knew.
As a fan of 30 Rock, I took this as a compliment.
I mostly read non-fiction, especially pop-science books. Based upon
this experience, I don't think that I'll ever understand
My favorite fiction book is Catcher in the Rye. I really relate to
Holden Caulfield. In that, as teenagers, we both had winter hats
I have long argued that The Colbert Report is better than The Daily
Show, though I do watch both.
I tend to like offbeat humor, including Curb Your Enthusiasm,
Arrested Development, Little Miss Sunshine, and the like. Seinfeld
is an all-time comedy favorite.
I listen to alt rock, including Foster the People, Of Monsters and
Men, Okkervil River, Vampire Weekend, Broken Bells, and The Black
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
The big things: The internet, living in a constitutional
The small things: Binder clips, zip ties
The personal things: My friends and family
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Getting dinner and drinks with friends, preferably someplace new.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I spent my first year of grad school watching The Hills.
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