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  • Ages 25–35
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My details

Last online
Mar 17, 2014
5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body Type
Capricorn, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from Ph.D program
Rather not say
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), Spanish (Poorly)
My self-summary
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Hey y'all! I'm a southerner who's lived in several places and have been in DC about a year now (really enjoy living in the area and exploring the city). I'm down to earth, laid back, happy, like to explore the world and try new things. I'm also enthusiastic, adventurous, ambitious and really enjoy the work I do. And like to travel as often as possible. I would travel almost anywhere given the opportunity, and I've already been to 49 of the 50 U.S. states (hitting up Alaska in May!), Canada, and Mexico, and several places in the Caribbean, South America, Asia, western Europe, and the British Isles. I look forward to future travels, both domestic and international, and I enjoy all types of travel - from leisurely cruises, to adventure travel and treks through a rainforest, to the diversity of a huge city, and national parks. I also enjoy going on road trips on the weekend for hiking or just exploring another place nearby.

My family and friends are very important to me despite being far flung around the country and globe, and I do my best to stay strongly in touch with them and visit often. And I'm really caring, kind, compassionate, and optimistic.

What I’m doing with my life
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Well, I've been living in the DC area about a year. Live in downtown Silver Spring and work in downtown DC. I recently completed a Ph.D. and am working for the non-profit/NGO/think tank world in immigration and refugee research, policy, and advocacy. While I do work hard, and this career path gives me much satisfaction - I really enjoy it and am very passionate about it - I also like doing a bunch of other fun things in my free time: exploring the city, hiking, trying different food and restaurants, going to museums and music/cultural events, running (love going for a long run on the National Mall and along the Potomac River), reading, and going on road trips outside of the region. And I'm always contemplating future travel opportunities around the U.S. and internationally. Oh, and I also teach a couple of college-level intro geography courses part-time.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
My work - research, writing, meeting with people and organizations, public speaking.
Finding new and interesting things to see, do, and try.
Traveling around the country and internationally.
Going to something unplanned (spur of the moment or last minute).
Staying in touch with family and friends, near and far.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I smile a lot, and am friendly, inclusive, and welcoming. After learning I'm from the South, people usually say I don't have a strong southern accent.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Coming out of a Ph.D. program, I've read tons of non-fiction. But I also love The Alchemist, Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Chronicles of Narnia, Alexander McCall Smith, Roald Dahl, Dan Brown, James Rollins, adventure novels, The Blue Sweater, The Geography of Bliss, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, National Geographic, and non-fiction about cities, countries, and different places/events around the world. Read a lot of news and current events.

Movies: Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Avatar, Star Trek, Star Wars, Jason Bourne, James Bond, Cloud Atlas, various comedies, adventures, spy, imaginative, and animated movies.

Television: I don't watch much current television (only get Netflix), but I do like: Frasier, Burn Notice, Parks and Recreation, Duck Tales, Heroes, Alias, Globe Trekker, Amazing Race, Once Upon a Time, Pan Am, Glee, Hart of Dixie, and stuff like that.

Music: Music of all sorts makes me happy, but tend to listen mostly to pop/top40 and remixes, acoustic, jazz, movie soundtracks, orchestra, latin, classic rock, and world music. Also listen to a lot of NPR, PRI, BBC, try to stay up to speed with world events.

Live Music and Shows: Live music, shows, theater, and musicals of different types: symphony, classical music concert, live jazz, acoustic, plays, musicals such as Wicked. I like attending the Kennedy Center's Millenium Stage every now and then - they have a wide variety of interesting people come through there to perform. I also play the piano and french horn (occasionally).

Food: Well, since I like to try different things, most types of food sound exciting!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Family and Friends
2. Passport
3. Music and Culture
4. Mix of urban living and the Outdoors
5. New Experiences
6. Smartphone
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Subjects related to my career (usually immigration and refugee topics, particularly with all the political discussions going on these days around comprehensive immigration reform), idealism, social justice.
Restaurants to try.
Thinking about and planning future travel opportunities. Using's explore map for finding airfare deals and priceline's "name your own price" for great hotels are a fun experience for me.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Probably hanging out and visiting with friends or colleagues at a happy hour or restaurant somewhere in DC (like to try a variety of places). Occasionally attending a museum or music event. Or quiet evening at home watching a movie with a glass of wine.
You should message me if
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You're down-to-earth and level-headed, kind, optimistic, happy, and an experienced traveler who is looking to continue exploring the world.

Also, if I fail to respond to your message the very instant you send it or the instant I receive it, please don't take offense - it probably means I haven't yet had an opportunity to sit down at a computer and write out a thoughtful reply with depth and substance.