Excited to be back in my adopted city of New Orleans. I love brass bands, festivals, second lines, good food, biking, the outdoors, and dancing in the street. I'm addicted to travelling and have been nomadic for the past part of my life, but hoping to stay in NOLA for the long-haul. I'm laid-back, optimistic, easy to talk to, and a bit quirky. I like getting to know interesting people who have done something unique, have something to teach, or are planning for an ambitious future. Enjoy conversation whether it be intellectual or light-hearted. Goofy sense of humor. Love to speak Spanish and attempting to speak Portuguese. Try to surround myself with around people who work to further their passion, enjoy life, aren't afraid to be themselves, and who love learning. I'm an attorney with a specialty in immigration law.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to leave the the world in better shape than when I got here while having plenty o fun. And attempting to travel to as many places as possible - I've been addicting since living in South America after college.
The first things people usually notice about me
High energy, what can I say, I get really into things
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Dharma Bums, The Master and Margarita, Jose Saramago,
Team of Rivals, Crime and Punishment, Vonnegut, Rising Tide, World
Movies: Big Lebowski, Pulp Fiction, Coen Brothers, Pedro Almodovar,
Music: Classic Rock, Blues, Bluegrass, Americana, Brass bands,
Reggae, Funk, Salsa, African Funk, WWOZ, NPR's Alt Latino,
Brazilian, and a bit of Merengue and Reggaeton
TV: Daily Show, Anthony Bourdain, South Park, Modern Family,
Food: Tex-mex, cajun, BBQ, po-boys, paella, ceviche, any kind of
international food, attempting to make all the above
Also love the Economist and this American Life
The six things I could never do without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My next adventure, social justice, and my halloween costume.
On a typical Friday night I am
Catching a concert, exploring a new restaurant, or enjoying patio
drinks with friends
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I dance in the shower when a good song comes on. No injuries yet.
Also, I (not so?) secretly want to join a competitive eating competition.
You should message me if
You want to catch a show, go on a food adventure, bike around town, or go check out a festival.
Oh, and you must have a passion.
Or you want to tell me your spirit animal. I've been told mine is a sea-lion, which I'm totally down with.