My love for people and desire to make a difference has led me to my
current career path and motivates me in my work. If I'm not
working, I'm trying to enjoy all the great things in life-good food
and drink, the outdoors, and good people.
What I’m doing with my life
Spending the summer in Vermont! I lived here for eight years (four
of them in college) and am currently going to graduate school in
Oregon full time. My love for New England drew me back for the
summer, where I'm working as a civil engineer, riding my bike as
much as possible, and drinking Vermont beer while hanging out with
With a background in Civil Engineering and pursuing a graduate
degree in Community and Regional Planning, the short answer is I
want to save the world. The long answer is I like local food
systems, rural community development, transportation planning, and
disaster resilience. How those combine to make the most difference
is something I'm still working on.
I also lead wilderness trips for teenagers through an organization
that promotes character development and personal growth. Over the
last 8 years, I've found it to be some of the most rewarding work I
can do, and make sure I do it at least once a year.
The first things people usually notice about me
Smiling and laughing are necessary to my day, and there's a lot I
love about life!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Obsessed with Parks & Recreation and Suits right now, and enjoy
most types of music, especially live. Vermont made me fall in love
with food, so the restaurants, cheese, beer, and bread I've found
here are some of the best.
The six things I could never do without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Mountain biking, good food, solutions that can address multiple
societal problems, people.
On a typical Friday night I am
The last two weeks I've mountain biked in the Northeast Kingdom,
and then headed to Trout River Brewery for pizza and beer. But I
also enjoy drinking on patios, especially in the summer.
You should message me if
Looking for someone (friends, activity partners or otherwise) to
hang out with and enjoy all that Vermont summers have to offer. I
can't say I'm looking for something long term right now (headed
back to Oregon in September), but at the same time, the right
person can always come along!