Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a California girl who transplanted to DC close to 5 years ago
to work in environmental policy and advocacy. In that time, I've
become a pro at navigating previously-never-used systems of public
transportation (in my defense, I grew up in socal) and learned what
a true winter coat is, but I'll always be a West Coaster at
I love sun, warm weather, and anything that gets me outdoors and
out of the city, including hiking, biking, running, and epically
long walks. I am slightly obsessed with bikram yoga, possibly due
to a previously-unknown thing for torture at high
I like exploring DC for good live music, plays, movies, and new and
unusual offerings (Speakeasy DC--live storytelling, check it out),
and I'm always up for a good dive bar.
Some of my best memories involve random nights in with the people
I'm closest to, and odd yet somehow hilarious talks about nothing
in particular over good drinks and good food.
What I’m doing with my life
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I came to DC to work for a national conservation organization, and
now do sustainable agriculture and food security work. Still
figuring out where I see this taking me long-term, but my work's
been a great intro to the public interest field and the
at-times-infuriating world of national policymaking.
I'm not much of a planner, but insofar as I think ahead about
things, I would like the next year to hold a new job, at least one
trip abroad (a visit to Turkey last year revved up my need to
explore more of the world) and, in my wildest dreams, dog
ownership. Grad school is in my future either this year or next,
and I want to live abroad in the next few years.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Finding the exact right word to describe a given situation, person,
emotion, etc. The feeling is just so
gratifying/euphoric/indescribable (I also really like having
The first things people usually notice about me
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My blinding perfection. At least I assume so.
Actually, it's probably that I'm friendly and easy to talk to. Or
else something really unflattering that no one has had the heart to
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: I love to read and the list often changes, but Catch-22,
A Visit From the Goon Squad, Pride and Prejudice (timeless),
Malcolm Gladwell's stuff. Currently working through Michael Lewis'
The Big Short and attempting, with mixed success, to
understand the financial intricacies of Wall Street.
Music: I really like Wilco, The Black Keys, Arcade Fire, Spoon,
Josh Ritter, Jay-Z, Kanye West (personal qualities aside, the man
can rap), The Shins. I LOVE good rap--how can you resist lyrics
like "I pack more heat than the oven door"? Genius. And in a
testimony to the success of parental indoctrination as a child, I
love classic rock, especially Creedence Clearwater, Tom Petty, and
Movies: I will watch anything with Daniel Day-Lewis.
Lincoln was great but There Will Be Blood remains
my favorite for admirably bizarre quotes. And The Princess
Bride is quite possibly the very best thing.
Food: You can take the girl out of southern California...I'm not a
health nut, but I try to eat well most of the time. Mexican food is
an obvious and eternal exception. I could eat it daily.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. New Girl
2. Trail mix
3. The art of sarcasm
4. Dogs; in the absence of dog ownership, I make do with DC's dog
parks and Buzzfeed's many cute animal compilations
5. Despite reaffirming all stereotypes about crunchy
environmentalists: nature. I couldn't do without trees, mountains,
6. Toto's "Africa"
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to get paid to travel.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
More than likely with friends at someone's house or out and about,
preferably at The Passenger.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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As a small, bespectacled 10 year old, I learned to rap Coolio's
"Gangsta's Paradise" by endlessly rewinding my cassette tape and
reading the album jacket's song lyrics, then brought a stereo to
the local YMCA and performed for an awestruck* group of children
aged 6-12. Yes, there was dancing involved.
*Awestruck could be substituted for baffled or disturbed.
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