Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I walk barefoot whenever I can, and believe there is a direct
correlation between the quality of your day and the amount of dirt
that washes off you at the end of it.
I play the harmonica, am an expert at hopping fences, and can name
15 different types of clouds. Drawing check marks, running in the
rain, stretching my hamstrings, and getting a macro just right are
things that can never happen too many times in life.
I'm lucky enough to be a citizen of both Ireland and the U.S. and
find that if there are any words to live by, it might as well be
these: Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from
- K. Vonnegut
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm at the beginning of a two-year MS degree program in
Environmental Health Sciences at UC Berkeley. I worked as lead
scientist at an environmental consulting firm in Santa Monica for
the past three years, and graduated with a BS in Environmental
Science from UCLA prior to that.
I'm back at school to build on my experience, with the immediate
goal of overseeing and advising on profitable and environmentally
responsible energy and infrastructure development in emerging
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Being 5 minutes early to everything, troubleshooting electronics,
proofreading, Excel, smiling, tying knots, reading in the car,
keeping friends, and outdoor activities (skiing, kayaking, running,
swimming, camping, backpacking, orienteering).
The first things people usually notice about me
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How does that guy walk and read at the same time?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Anything by Kurt Vonnegut, Michael Chabon, Bill Bryson, Malcolm
Gladwell, and Stephen E. Ambrose. I'm working on A Distant Mirror
(Barbara Tuchman) as well. I also just discovered Richard Feynman's
lectures on physics.
I thoroughly enjoy most movies by the Cohen Brothers, Wes Anderson,
and Quentin Tarintino. The classics are good to watch as well
(Casablanca, etc.). I have a soft spot for Schwarzenegger movies
and recently watched Working Girl, which was actually a great
I enjoy all foods. Olives, hummus, caprese salad, fresh baked
French bread with lots of butter or dubliner cheese are some
favorites. Steaks, brats, beef stews, In-N-Out Burger, beer, and
ice cream balance out the previous sentence. That being said, I try
and eat healthily and exercise daily.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Books, ice cream, shaving razor, coffee, good friends, and did I
mention ice cream?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Going out with buddies, or camping.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You must have a sense of humor, the weirder the better. Also, you
have to have ambition, interests, and what the French call a
certain I don't know what.
Finally, strong opinions on the Oxford comma, people who use
"they're" when they mean "their," and "you're" when they mean
"your," are necessary.
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