While hiking in the Mahatma Gandhi Rainforest, I ran into a large
sign, "Tiger Trail" with a sketch of a family pointing in awe at
tiger tracks. Curious, I jumped the "Permanently Closed" blockade
and found a nearby pond and sat down and read. A local from the
slums later informed I was reading at the Tiger watering hole.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm starting a company that helps organizations become more
empathetic. I can talk for hours about why poor instructions ruined
the board game industry, LEGO fails at including mothers in play,
and classical concerts fail to engage new listeners. I obsess over
helping people become human centric.
I’m really good at
According to my dissertation I'm supposed to be good at,
"Ambulatory Psychophysiology applied to Design", a topic I knew
would be hot on Okcupid. I tend to be a positive ball of energy
wherever I am with an insatiable drive to change the world.
I can also make a mean bowl of cereal.
The first things people usually notice about me
Be warned, I have a pretty loud laugh. Yesterday, these two
computer scientist kept turning around at me every time I laughed
at a Big Data conference. Who said numbers can't be funny?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The book I'm reading next is called "Wired to Care" - I find it so
fascinating how emotions influence decisions. Reading wise, Game of
Thrones is still one of my favorites, but the Golden Compass and
Phantom Tollbooth will always have my heart.
Anyone else excited to see the LEGO movie?
Board Game: I've been playing this new coop game called Robinson
Crusoe - you have to survive on an island for 8 days, and you have
about a 90% chance of dying. I've also really enjoyed Resistance,
Eclipse, and Mage Wars recently.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Right now, I'm in the middle of reading about empathy, ethnographic
methods, and classical concerts. This morning in the shower, I had
a full out argument with myself about why single subject
experiments should be appreciated more. As I'm about to graduate,
there's a lot of "what to do next" thoughts in there too.
On a typical Friday night I am
A group of four or five of us huddle around a wood table, drink a
few beers, and play a board game or two. On a not, so typical
night, I might even win one.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
In the picture of me from Tough Mudder, I'm still freaking out
after being electrocuted, face first in the mud. I went completely
unconscious and had some really strange thoughts about a
refrigerator. For about two days, I had a phobia to water as I was
afraid I was going to be shocked again.
You should message me if
You are intense. Your drive is insatiable and you want to be
passionate with someone else. You are looking for someone to share
your crazy adventure with.