I enjoy surprising people and causing them to question their
preconceptions. Whatever you might guess about me based on one of
my interests or characteristics is probably contradicted by
another. I am a feminist and a coder and an athlete and a
philosopher. My life is strongly driven by my values.
I am unusually sensitive, and I see that as a positive trait. It
does mean that my life is carefully orchestrated to keep me in a
productive space, and I need those around me to not interfere with
my coping strategies. There are many upsides to being highly
sensitive, as you will see if you get to know me. ;-)
Like so many Torontonians, I am not originally from here, but it
has become my home and I love it here. Visiting other places is fun
but there is nowhere else I would rather live. I am also Canadian
to my core, it turns out (discovered during a recent stint living
in Portland, OR - a lovely place, but not home).
I am a committed cyclist and have been since I was five years old.
I have never wanted to own a car, and I love how easy it is to live
in Toronto without one.
I am passionate, thoughtful, and productive.
What I’m doing with my life
I am feeling ever more confident about what I want to do with my
life. I am passionate about making better technology that is useful
to everyone, and even more passionate about making technology
development open to a broader range of people. To that end, I help
teach classes for beginner programmers, especially women. I also do
my best to encourage and mentor friends and acquaintances in their
job searches. I love helping with resumes, and connecting people
with potential employers!
I’m really good at
Analysis and solutions, connecting with people, contemplating,
learning new things.
The first things people usually notice about me
What they usually mention is either my eyes or my enthusiasm.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
A) Finite and Infinite Games, The Brain That Changes Itself,
Feynman's Rainbow, The Art of Possibility, A Tale of Two Cities.
Favorite authors: Marge Piercy, Guy Gavriel Kay, Neil Gaiman, Anne
McCaffrey, Marion Zimmer Bradley, J. R. R. Tolkein, L. M.
Montgomery, Douglas Adams.
B) Magnolia, waydowntown, Chung King Express, Amelie, Spirited
Away, Princess Mononoke, Beautiful Mind, The Contender, Monty
Python, The Princess Bride.
C) Do not watch TV.
D) Rock, rock and roll, alternative, celtic, independent
E) Sushi, Thai, Indian, and sweets, especially chocolate.
The six things I could never do without
a sense of purpose
I spend a lot of time thinking about
On a typical Friday night I am
If I'm not out with friends, I'm probably relaxing at home with my
dog, reading or playing video games.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
is that I am actually able to tickle myself.
You should message me if
You are being the change you want to see in the world.
Please do not message me if you are not local. I am not interested
in a long-distance relationship.