Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I’m a really community-oriented guy. I like building relationships,
learning about passions and interests of the people around
I'm a learner and I like to engage people's ideas because I’m
genuinely interested in learning about what makes them tick. People
say I'm diplomatic and am good at seeing (even tense things) from
all different angles and being empathetic. I like to think and talk
about life, politics, peace and war, and what it means to live ‘the
good life’. I also like to drink beer, whiskey, and have some good
I'm really passionate about education and teaching, in particular,
which is how I've ended up in a PhD program and here in Boston. I
enjoy working with students, challenging and supporting them and
getting them to see that other worlds are possible than the one
that is currently inhabiting their head.
I'm originally from New York, lived in Denver for the last 9 years
and now I'm back on the East Coast studying and learning about this
Also, music is a really important part of my life (especially the
music of the 90s). I'm a drummer and play a bit of guitar.
What I’m doing with my life
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I just moved to Boston from Denver to embark upon this PhD thing
and it seems to be working out pretty well so far, though is not my
whole life. Im doing a PhD in Religious Studies with a focus on
tolerance and religion and culture. Religion fascinates me, not
because I’m all that religious, but because it's a major force in
people’s lives that we’re taught not to talk about. Ultimately, I’d
like to work a gig where I can help broker peace deals in areas of
political-religious conflict, or teach at a university and work
with students to improve their understanding of religion and what
it does in the world. I've taught philosophy and religion courses
at a community college, and really enjoy teaching a lot.
I'm really excited to be studying, but I don't define myself
completely by what I'm studying, and am happy to have a life
outside of school as well.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Building community. I also put a lot of energy into music,
carpentry, listening, getting people together for a good time,
talking about ideas, being goofy, etc.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My “I heart” t-shirts (I have 8 of them from different cities that
span three countries)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books- Anything related to religion, politics, ethics.
Movies- Back to the Future (all of them), Ghostbusters (both of
them), Indiana Jones, Forrest Gump, Inception, Spiderman, anything
Music- recently I’ve listened to Jamie Lidell, Amos Lee, The
Police, Pearl Jam, Miles Davis, Lester Young, The Head and the
Heart, Ray LaMontagne, The Talking Heads, Bon Iver, and Blind
TV shows- Mad Men, The West Wing, Maron, House of Cards
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Books- you know, the ones that are physical and you can touch them
People to share ideas with
My drums/my guitar
My cat, Luna
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
A lot of things including education, my life’s direction, my impact
on the people and world around me, what new experiences I want to
try, what it means to live the ‘good life’, and more recently, how
important the food I eat is.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Hanging with friends, usually over a couple good drinks, exploring
cool places to hang in Boston, going to see a movie
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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By definition, if you admit something on Ok Cupid, it’s no longer
“private,” right? Semantics, I guess. If I have to answer this
question, I would tell you that I pooped my pants once in the third
grade. Don’t worry, I haven’t since then. How’s that?
You should message me if
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