Originally from the South, I moved out here for work in higher education about 11 years ago. All of my family live back in SC, so I miss having a family. It makes me interested in cultures that put a large emphasis on close family bonds. Sometimes I wish a Persian family would adopt me and feed me Fesenjan and tea. (Hint!) I live in Silicon Valley but don't really fit here as a non-gadget geek, non-material, nature-lover.
However, the melting pot nature of Silicon Valley is delicious. I'm exposed to so many cultures and given that I've traveled through several of these countries (i.e. Mexico and India), it's really cool to observe immigrants adapting to their new environments. I am passionate about immigrants issues and yo hablo espanol.
I'm an explorer by nature, always exploring the inner and the outer. I completed the Camino de Santiago several years ago. I love Sufi poetry and the mystics in general. I'm growth oriented and have always been pretty good at overcoming challenges.
I'm really active and love the mountains. I have an annual pass to Yosemite and would enjoy more outdoor rock-climbing. I mostly do the indoor variety.