Born and raised in Southern California, I moved to Iowa City about
3 years ago for graduate school. Honestly, I didn't know what to
expect moving to Iowa, but I'm really enjoying it so far. (I've
never seen cornfields until I moved here, and that was pretty
exciting.) I have a huge interest in visiting new places, learning
new things, and discovering what the Midwest has to offer.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a doctoral student in psychology. As busy as it can be, I've
realized how passionate I am for the field and look forward to what
the future holds for me. At some point after graduate school, I do
hope to return to California and settle down there. We'll just have
to wait and see where the internship/post-doc gods place me. :)
I’m really good at
Connecting with others and listening...or at least I hope so!
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile. Maybe my height?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Haven't had the time to read any books lately besides
textbooks, so I'll say anything that's a light read and just
Movies: Ocean's 11 (the newer one), Orange County, and other
comedies and dramas.
Shows: How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, Parks and Rec,
Castle, Arrested Development, Modern Family, SNL
Music: Jack's Mannequin, Something Corporate, Michael Buble, Sara
Bareilles, Ben Folds (Five), The Starting Line, The Cab, Jason
Mraz, John Mayer, Say Anything, and some Calvin Harris and David
Food: I'm a huge foodie! From Italian, American, Mexican to
Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese, gotta love them all.
The six things I could never do without
Family, friends, music, food, smartphone, camera (A hobby of mine
is taking at least 1 photo a day, just a way of cherishing and
making each day count. I've been doing that for 5 years... and
counting. :0) )
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The future, my family, and what to eat the next day.
On a typical Friday night I am
Going out to eat, watching a movie, staying in, or trying something
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Gotta know me first!
You should message me if
You are easy-going, love to laugh, and want to explore the town in
a non-bar-scene type of way.