Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
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I was born and raised in the East Bay. I attended Catholic
elementary school and then graduated from the high school where I
now teach. I went on to graduate from UC Davis....Go AGS!! I
received a BS in Biological Sciences and was studying to become a
After graduation from UC Davis, I moved back to the Bay Area and
began my pursuit of a career in education. My jobs within the
education field have been varied, including: Substitute Teacher,
Special Education Paraeducator, Middle School Math Teacher, and a
Special Education, Science, Math, and EL Teacher. I passed my
Master's exam and graduated from CSU Sacramento on Decemeber 15,
2012 with a MA in Special Education.
I started volunteering/traveling internationally about 10 years ago
and it has definitely become very addicting. Ask me about my
adventures over some coffee or a round of pool and some beers
because I have some crazy stories to share.
In my free time I enjoy hiking, camping, walking with my new yellow
lab Kilda, taking photos with my cool digital camera, spending time
with friends and family, traveling all over the world, and going
for drives in my car along the many beautiful curvy California
roads. Friends, family, and students describe me as caring,
spontaneous, adventurous, passionate, intelligent, thoughtful,
fun-loving, generous,..... I'm looking for a partner in crime who
has similar traits. :-)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
- teaching math to English Learners and students with learning
disabilities at the high school I graduated from
- volunteering internationally every summer. I've traveled to 6 of
the 7 continents and volunteered on 4 of them (Mexico in 2001,
India in 2005, Costa Rica in 2006, Kenya in 2007, Peru in 2009,
Haiti in 2010, Mexico and Nicaragua in 2013 with some of my high
- working on the house I bought in Alameda...being 3-4 blocks from
the beach is great!!
- taking photographs whenever I can
- working hard, but playing harder
- being adventurous & spontaneous, but also enjoying the simple
things in life
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Doing thoughtful things for people :-D
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: the Harry Potter series, Ender's Game, The Five Love
Movies: Girl Rising, Lost Boys of Sudan, First Grader; Action
(Denzel Washington, Liam Neeson, Harrison Ford, Angelina Jolie);
Music: mostly rap and hip hop, but I'll listen to anything
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
- spontaneity and adventure
- international travel (with some sort of volunteering
- a digital SLR camera to enjoy while hiking through the beautiful
Bay Area and National Parks with my yellow lab, Kilda
- quality time with friends, family, and pets
- a fun sports car
- teaching and learning
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
- how to be a better teacher
- what I'm going to do with everything I've seen overseas (i.e.
work for the UN, start a non-profit, teach with the Peace Corps,
work for Red Cross doing disaster relief, etc.)
- fun, adventurous, and spontaneous activities to do on the weekend
and during my vacations from work
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Making mojitos for my friends in my backyard, going to a comedy
club, playing games at Plank in Oakland, go-karting, walking my lab
over to the Alameda beach, playing pool and throwing back a few
beers, eating dinner and seeing a movie,.....out enjoying the Bay
Area doing something fun and different, or chillin' at home making
dinner and snuggling up on the couch with Netflix, Kilda (yellow
lab) and Sissy & Jasmine (Maine Coone cats)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
...that I have three tattoos, all dedications to friends/family who
have passed away. I'll tell you more about all of them on our first
You should message me if
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you want to go out on a fun-filled date and share some laughs with
an educated, energetic, funny, outgoing, passionate, romantic,
spontaneous, and thoughtful girl :-)
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