Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I love travel, adventure and experiencing as much of the world as
possible. I'm from Colorado (well, sorta...I moved around a lot as
a kid but Colorado is where I call home) but just moved to New
Jersey a couple months ago for work.
I love most anything that allows me to be outdoors, particularly
skiing and scuba diving. My perfect life would involve spending
winters in Colorado and summers off diving somewhere exotic.
I like people who are genuine and sincere and not afraid to just be
themselves. Bonus if their genuine self just happens to be a bit
What I’m doing with my life
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I am a Research Advisor with a biodiversity research and
conservation management organization called Operation
I graduated from Lehigh University with a double major in
Biological Anthropology and English Lit. After working for a couple
of years at a law firm I decided to go back to school to study
Bio/Chem a bit more in depth. It was during my first semester back
that I got an offer for the job I now hold, which I absolutely
My company coordinates biodiversity research at different sites in
the tropics, which means that over the summer I get to work at one
of our marine sites teaching students about reef ecology and
helping our academics with data collection. Working at our marine
sites means I get to go diving just about every day, which it seems
to me is pretty much the key to happiness.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Probably my willingness to make a complete fool of myself,
especially if it makes someone else laugh or brightens their
I'm also told I have a great smile :)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Mostly postmodern lit--Kurt Vonnegut and Toni Morrison are some of
my favorites. Right now I'm reading a lot more non-fiction
though...mostly news/science articles and the occasional book on
any topic that piques my interest (a lot of archaeology and
neuroscience lately). I also just started reading James Michener's
"Caribbean" which is a brilliant melding of fact and fiction.
I like a wide variety of movies. I typically rank dramas at the top
of the list (American History X, Shawshank Redemption, American
Beauty, King of Masks). Followed by classic funny movies (Dumb and
Dumber, Wedding Crashers, etc.) and of course I can't forget the
occasional Disney movie that I watch when I'm feeling nostalgic
(Beauty and the Beast, Lion King). I'm also a sucker for period
pieces or historical fiction.
Really into Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Sons of Anarchy, Daily
Show, and Californication these days. Just started getting into
Game of Thrones. Also a big fan of Shark Week and I don't know if
anyone remembers Freaks and Geeks or Trigger Happy TV but those
were two of my favorites that were cut off before their time!
I'm all over the place with this one. I'll listen to just about
every genre from pop to rock to folk to classical. I suppose I have
a soft spot for the stuff I grew up listening to--The White
Stripes, Pearl Jam, etc. I'm a pretty big fan of Red Hot Chili
Peppers, Train, Muse, The Killers, The Black Keys as well as some
folksier stuff like Blitzen Trapper and sometimes the
Anything spicy! I'm a particularly big fan of Thai and
Central/South American and West Indian.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
In no particular order...
1. My dog
2. My friends and family
3. Sparkling water (my favorite luxury)
4. Spicy food
6. The ocean
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
A lot of random, unrelated things...
like whether it would be possible for karma to be quantified in a
way that works out mathematically...the net effect of human
technology on our environment and, accordingly, ourselves...how my
friends and family are doing...recipes I would like to invent or
modify when I next have time to cook...places I would like to
see...what I would do if [random disaster] were to occur and how I
would awesomely survive it ;)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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A few years ago (5...6?) I had an accident that damaged a major
nerve branch leading to my right arm. I had to go through 2 years
of physical therapy and a total of 6 surgeries on my spine, and I
was told I'd never have a fully functioning arm again. But here I
am today with everything in working order. My recovery was so
remarkable that my surgeon is publishing my case study!
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