Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I grew up in rural North Carolina--raised by 2 public school
teachers. I graduated from Elon University in 2009 with a degree in
Biology minors in Chemistry, and Philosophy. I value teaching and
education and I am about to defend my PhD--so hopefully a doctor of
philosophy in a few months. I want to eventually be a college
professor at a small liberal arts college where I can teach and
inspire students in the sciences. I have a weakness for girls who
are athletic... I secretly want to be a handy man. I love
philosophy, science, and learning new things. If I could bring
something to "show and tell"--it would definitely be my dad. He is
my hero and I owe my sense of humor and outlook on life completely
to him. He is definitely one of my best friends (we have a secret
handshake--yeah we're that cool). I'm currently raising a yellow
labrador retriever named Milo Dawg. He is a ridiculously handsome
dog who knows several tricks (now is where you should insert an
"awwww"). I want to be with someone who values family, maintains
great conversation, makes me laugh, and who is uplifting and fun.
What I’m doing with my life
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Currently getting a PhD at Duke. I want to eventually be a college
professor at a small liberal arts college. Next year I will be
doing a teaching/research Postdoc at a neighboring pale blue
university...but I will always pull for Duke! I do research
examining the consequences of early life pollutant exposures,
cardiac development/morphogenesis, and later life consequences.
I’m really good at
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Sports. I'm pretty coordinated and I can pick up on new sports
fast--always been a pretty decent athlete. I would also say that
I'm good at reading and understanding people. I love making girls
laugh and can find the humor in awkward moments.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My smile/smile lines and strangely enough--my
eyelashes...apparently I have nice eyelashes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Music: The Avett Bros, The Decemberists, Modest Mouse, The
National, The New Pornographers, Postal Service, DMB
TV Shows: Louie, Modern Family, Colbert Report, Daily Show, It's
Foods: I like trying new things
Movies: Office Space, Fight Club, The Departed, Eternal Sunshine of
the Spotless Mind, Donnie Darko, Forest Gump, Boondock Saints
Latest Book: The End of College
way too much dissertation reading right now, so I try to stay on
top of The NewYorker when I can, some Backpacker magazine, and I'm
reading Cesar's Way to help train Milo Dawg.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Accomplishing random goals I set for myself and what I need to do
in order to achieve those goals...(ex: how to train to dunk a
basketball or how to run a sub 5 min mile or how to publish a
journal article and finish my PhD before I'm old).
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Going out with friends to have a good time.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Deal Breaker: Don't mess with your cell phone when we are hanging
out! Hopefully I'm fun enough so that you don't need external
You should message me if
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