I am currently a PhD student at UT-Austin and I am so glad to be in
Austin for this experience. I explore town in all its glory, go
out, love my couch, am a die hard Longhorn fan, and truly believe
that in order to do my best work academically, personal days, being
social, and being healthy are a must. I am a dog person, and yes
cats think they are better than people, and thus freak me out. I am
a girly girl sometimes (you know, when it comes to being organized
and loving shoes) but am often considered one of the guys.
What I’m doing with my life
getting a PhD ... we'll see where this goes, but it's interesting
and I enjoy my research.
I occasionally dapple in graphic design freelance work and am in
the fitness industry.
I’m really good at
keeping up with college football, attempting to be objective when
it comes to Longhorn sports, remembering random information,
motivating my fitness participants, and engaging in conversation.
The first things people usually notice about me
and my willingness to crack a joke and/or be outspoken.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: NY Times Bestsellers
Movies: Historical sports movies (e.g. Coach Carter), comedies,
romantic comedies (I am a girl), Marvel, Sherlock Holmes
Shows: Big Bang Theory, Castle, Once Upon a Time, and yes,
Music: Country (texas converted me), "adult alternative" (my music
channels on my TV call it this)
Food: Tex mex, and anything new
The six things I could never do without
1. sadly, my iPhone (music, email, texting, and espn
notifications...)..and it has to come with earbuds
2. My quilt
3. running shoes
4. A good book
5. painting materials
6. my cowboy boots and chacos
Ok, that's seven... I study communication... Not counting. And yes,
they are all real things... But I picture this question as
inquiring my needs on a deserted island. And the definition of
deserted means no people... So I cant bring friends, family, or my
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Where I may be in 5 years.
On a typical Friday night I am
either home watching movies or out with friends (dancing or a
couple of beers...either will do!)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
That while I enjoy what I am doing, I am fearful for what grad
school may present and what afterwards may bring.
You should message me if
If you are interested in exploring Austin, enjoying good company,
and are not afraid of meeting someone new who knows who she is.