What I’m doing with my life
From the bay, college in LA, living in SF, working in tech + policy for the public good and trying to rebuilt the food stamps program from the inside out.
I’m really good at
Asking good questions, empathy, ping pong, writing,
self-deprecating humor, sarcasm, dwelling on things a bit too much,
The first things people usually notice about me
Humor. Probably inappropriate but hilarious jokes. I fluctuate between extraversion and introversion, so first impressions range.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My first ever all-nighter was for Ninja Turtles. My most recent
all-nighter was for Breaking Bad.
Love most things by David Sedaris and all things by Louis CK. Lydia
Davis's Break It Down was the most moving thing I've ever read.
The six things I could never do without
- Physical fun with friends (basketball, ping pong, running around)
- Podcasts (TAL, radio lab, fresh air)
- Long walks through new cities
- Family (moms and lil' sis in the bay area)
- Meaningful work
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How technology can change welfare and advocacy
On a typical Friday night I am
How about my ideal Fri night instead?: Happy hour with co-workers
to celebrate the week > basketball with friends > interesting
convo with new people over drinks > home to wind down the night
with a movie + air-popped popcorn + cuddling.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Sometimes I get tired of socializing at bars/parties and pretend to
take an important phone call just to reenergize a bit.
Also, I'm listening to Dashboard Confessionals as I write
You should message me if
you're warm, silly, curious, and want to know a new person.