Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
A native Delawarean and proud of it, I came to Seattle nearly 8
years ago, with a stop off in Minnesota to pick up my history and
sociology/anthropology degrees along the way, and have never looked
In my 8 years here, I've done a variety of wonderful and varied
activities, including working in the non-profit world on food
security and HIV/AIDS issues, helping connect seniors in the
community with transportation to their medical appointments,
"mavericking" and working on an off the grid utilities crew at a
small retreat centre in the Cascade mountains near Lake Chelan, and
hiking from Mexico to Canada along the Pacific Crest Trail.
I tend to be a bit on the quieter side at first, but I love talking
with people about their motivations and passions. I've always been
told I'm a good listener.
In a past life I was an actor, choral singer, and competitive
swimmer, but I no longer actively participate in any of those
I enjoy traveling, and have done a fair share of it
internationally. I love hiking, camping, and backpacking. I love a
good card game, can weave a nice rug (provided a warped loom), and
feel equally at home at the ballpark, the contra dance, or the
What I’m doing with my life
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It's amazing how life circles you around sometimes, but five years
later I've just found myself returning to my first organization in
Seattle working on food justice issues. It's so great to work for
an organization that I am passionate about! But who knows what the
future holds. Maybe a MPA program... maybe a few years abroad....
maybe I'll run away to the mountains...again...who knows? I find
that no matter how much you think you have things planned out, your
plans will change, so it's just fun to sit back and let life lead
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
finding joy in the small meaningless intricacies of life.
The first things people usually notice about me
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usually my longish blonde hair, being "wrong handed", and my
loudish voice/ laugh, :)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books : Love in the Time of
has long been my favorite, but I recently finished
and that's giving it a run for the money. If there were one
book that I think everyone in the world should read, young and old,
it's The Phantom Tollbooth
know it's children's literature, but who cares?) I also enjoyed
Life of Pi
, And the Band Played On
anything by Shakespeare
, and most works by Zakes
Mda and JM Coetzee.
Movies : A Streetcar Named
, Dirty Dancing
, Apocalypse Now
, Much Ado About
, Jean Cocteau's La Belle et la Bete
Ingmar Bergman's Trollflojten
, Natural Born
, Bride and Prejudice
, Sita Sings the
, and most older animated Disney
Music : Big range, with a heavier emphasis on singer/songwriter
folky stuff... Patty Griffin
and Josh Rittter
top the list and
always been a favorite. Occasionally folks like The Weepies
, The Avett Brothers
, Keb' Mo'
, Stan Rogers
, Kathleen Edwards
, and Jefferson
, end up in heavy rotation on my itunes, along with a
heavy dose of guilty pleasure country (Brad Paisley
) and "family music"
(Trout Fishing in
), and who can't dance to cheesy pop music?!..... When
it comes to classical, I enjoy Gorecki
and Britten's Requiems, and Mozart's
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
somewhere to sleep, something to eat, something to listen to,
something to read, and someone to talk to.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
how I'm perpetuating social injustice, and what I can do to combat
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
sitting out in a park reading a book, or curled up on a couch
watching a movie.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I still have the stuffed animal that my parents bought for me 1.5
years before I was born
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