Here are some things: I was born in San Francisco, grew up in
Portland, and went to school in Vermont and China. I am quiet,
thoughtful, questioning, introverted, deeply empathetic. I hate
arrogance. I enjoy riding my bicycle. I recently wrote "feminism?"
on my to do list. When I see tree roots breaking through pavement,
I frequently think to myself, "Fuck yes, Nature! Stick it to The
Man!" I believe that empathy, compassion, kindness, infusions of
beauty and generally, greater willingness to employ more
relativistic and contextualized perspectives could begin to serve
as powerful antidotes to some very complex and tragic problems in
What I’m doing with my life
Ambition-wise: I'm a completing my pre-med post-bac; I aim to
become a physician and am fascinated by where medicine and
anthropology intersect. I'm currently working in the ER,
volunteering and taking classes here and there.
Otherwise: I am suppose, like all of us, I am looking for joy and
love and trying to do so with integrity, morality and compassion!
I’m really good at
Run-on sentences. Tangential connections.
The first things people usually notice about me
Poorly contained Jewfro?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy), One Hundred Years
of Solitude (Gabriel García Márquez) Friction: an ethnography of
global connections (Anna Tsing), Calvin and Hobbes (Bill
Watterson), The Poisonwood Bible (and everything by Barbara
Kingsolver), Choke (Chuck Palahniuk), The Spirit Catches You and
You Fall Down (Anne Fadiman), Death Without Weeping (Nancy Scheper
Hughes), Where the Wild Things Are (Maurice Sendack)
Movies: Biutiful, Fight Club, Darjeeling Limited, Flashdance, Four
Minutes, Field of Dreams
Shows: The Wire
Music: Ben Howard, Of Monsters and Men, Alt-J (∆), Ratatat, Bon
Iver, Bob Dylan, DeVotchKa, Yann Tiersen, Walk Off the Earth, Iron
and Wine, the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Devendra Banhart, First Aid Kit
The six things I could never do without
the Columbia Gorge
rain (and the smells and sounds and green things that come along
people who are gentle
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Social and other types of justice, peace vs. justice (and if this
versus belongs in that thought), balance.
The monologue from the beginning of I heart Huckabees (a mixture of
swearing and existential questions) pretty much sums up what goes
on in my head most of the time.
On a typical Friday night I am
Working on my handstands.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
In spite of being the daughter of a carpenter, I lack the capacity
to hold pencils behind my ears. I feel like this must be due to
some inherited deformity and I find it deeply unjust as well as
inconvenient. In addition, I just think that squat toilets are
highly superior to Western ones.
You should message me if
You're interested! You're interesting? You see a potential basis
for connection. You like strong coffee. You know what analysis
paralysis feels like/you live there and wouldn't want it any other