Hey, thanks for visiting my profile. I guess I have pretty varied
interests so I'm into things like architecture, design, and modern
art. A little philosophy too.
I like creating things that positively impact the world, so I got
my PhD studying how people and technology relate and now I'm
involved with a startup trying to bring some cool new things to
I like traveling, and have had the chance to see some amazing
places, like Russia and France. I got the chance to spend a summer
in the UK a couple years ago, which was wonderful. The best though
was Ireland--the western coast was very nice.
I've recently moved back to New York after spending several years
down south for grad school. Happily it wasn't too long, so I still
carry a subtle but awesome Brooklyn accent! :)
What I’m doing with my life
Working with a startup--we make software to help people understand
the stuff they read.
I’m really good at
being silly, coming up with crazy ideas, making rigatoni bolognese
The first things people usually notice about me
The curly hair
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
- Reading: I'm a pretty nerdy reader. I like reading about design,
philosophy, political theory, science, theology, as well as all the
startup-related stuff like TechCrunch, etc.
- Movies: I'm picky when it comes to movies, but I generally like
action/adventure (Die Hard), really farcical comedy (Spaceballs!!),
and the occasional sci-fi.
- Music: Celtic, some progressive rock, esoteric hipster British
Isles stuff, some 80's pop, jazz.
- Food: As for food, I like the seriously ethnic stuff--authentic
Chinese food, serious Polish Borscht, etc.
The six things I could never do without
It's so easy to say "God" for #1, almost as a reflex! But the truth
is I really couldn't do without him. I lived the first 13 years or
so of my life without God. I survived, but I'd never want to go
back to that. :)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I think about things like what strange new dishes I could come up
with using just what's in my refrigerator(!)
On a typical Friday night I am
These days, probably emailing business contacts until I get
exhausted and then veg out on Facebook. :) But in a perfect world,
I'd at least be vegging out to some nostalgic 90's TV show reruns!