OverratedMerman
24 Washington, DC
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My self-summary
- Americorps by calling
- DC NGO aficionado by CV
- Global health professional*
- Obsessed with plaid [and fake glasses. opps]
- Master car dancer, song lyric identifier & city wanderer
- Published author & non-profit founder
- Random facts bank deeper than Gringotts
- Traveled to every contiguous state
- Lover of female driven period pieces
-...and bullets

*soon to be
What I’m doing with my life
I work in DC Public schools as a literacy coach, to help K-3rd graders with their literacy skills (more stressful and rewarding than it sounds!). I also volunteer for non-profits in DC and help, mainly during the winter and spring seasons, keep a summer session 1-week residential non-profit I help found, run without me.
I’m really good at
- Finding cheap airlines tickets.
- Identifying what Hogwarts house you'd belong to.
- Timing my metro entering so the train is right there.
- Solving geopolitical issues with comedy (Hello, UN? I'm open for hiring).
- Planning soirees and jamborees.

And most importantly? Making people laugh and feel good about themselves.
The first things people usually notice about me
I pretty much have a "Random fact" related to anything or can relate a song lyric to any sentence (Think the Riff-off in Pitch Perfect 1 & 2). It's a gift, and a curse, but I take it with honor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Atonement, Winters Tale,The Dresden Series, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, As I Live Now, Brooklyn, The Devil In The White City.

Movies: : Blue Valentine, Flowers of War, Cloud Atlas, Kings of Summer, Butter, Jezebel,League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen

TV: : Game of Thrones, House of Cards, Smash (rest in peace), The Newsroom, Orphan Black, The West Wing

Music: Florence and the Machine, Bastille, Lumineers, , Of Monsters And Men, Tracey Chapman, Haim, The Decemberist, Tegan and Sara, Sia

Superheroes: : Jean Grey, Emma Frost, Wonder Woman, Scarlet Witch, Storm (see a pattern?)

Countries: Ireland, England, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, South Africa, Netherlands (I have been to all of these also).
The six things I could never do without
Bookstores
Good Quality Headphones
Cloudy, overcast weather (Pacific Northwest/London is home, I swear)
Bargain Travel websites
Purple colored clothing
A good quality iced white chocolate mocha
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How awesome Vera Britain was
"Why is Waze taking me down this isolated road..."
What flavor of Starbucks coffee I'm going to get
If I am team Marvel or DC
International and Domestic Politics
A new band to make me feel as amazing as The Lumineers+ Of Monsters and Men (any suggestions?)
On a typical Friday night I am
Working late with my students, arriving early to a social event (and of course my friends are late), or catching up on all the TV shows I couldn't watch during the week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Freshmen year halloween I dressed up as a play boy bunny. A tail, ears, sleeveless white shirt...and broke my foot falling down the steps.
You should message me if
Send me a stupid "Would you rather?", I love that shit.

You like nerdy things, cultured things, stupid things,and would love someone to expand on those with. Museums, concerts, bar crawls, spoken word or just a dinner buddy. I'm all about making memories. Where that goes? That's half the fun, but first, you have to message.

Your move, Mr. President.
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