I'm really into Cleveland. I love it here. I love the people, the architecture, the river and lake, and the idea that I can help shape this city's future in a way that is absolutely impossible outside the Rust Belt.
I work for a corporate social responsibility consulting firm. Basically, I teach Fortune 500 companies how to be "better corporate citizens," with respect to the environment, social welfare and human rights, and corporate governance.
I'm also involved with young professional organizations in Cleveland and the alumni board of City Year Cleveland. I love volunteering and helping my community (legacy of Americorps).
While studying in China my TA literally attacked me with a scissors to try and cut off a lock. I then got yelled at by the professor for getting out of my seat during class.
Movies: Garden State, Despicable Me (or anything Pixar, also throw in How to Train Your Dragon), Boondock Saints, Airplane, Gladiator, Inception, Finding Nemo, Robin Hood Men in Tights
Shows: Community, Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Scrubs, Modern Family, Newsroom, Psych, Parks & Rec
Music: I'm currently in love with Florence + The Machine. Also love M86, Mumford and Sons, and Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes. Also: Metallica, Guns n Roses, Eric Clapton, Phish, Foster the People, Nickel Creek, Phil Collins, Bob Marley, Beatles, etc.
Food: Chinese, Mexican, Thai, Ethiopian, Italian, anything but seafood more or less.
-Chapstick (people laugh at me for this but it's an integral part of my person)
Also, the future of Cleveland.
Let me know of any nice "hole in the wall" places!
Also, I updated this with little to no sleep, so please message me with any typos or corrections you would have me make. Grammatical criticism is incredibly helpful.