I am a Minnesota transplant, having previously lived on the east and west coasts. Although I love living here, I miss real mountains. Since I can’t ski and mountain-climb as much as I’d like, it’d be great to meet someone who can show me something new, or learn along with me. I recently started rock climbing, and I'm interested in learning open-water kayaking and maybe ice climbing.
Science is my career and a passion for me. I've tried to do research that could have some positive societal impact: I earned my graduate degree studying emerging solar energy technologies. But beyond that, I chose my career because I get great pleasure out of understanding the details of how little everyday things work. I guess that makes me a bit of a nerd. But I have diverse interests as well: I love reading novels, cooking vegetable curries, and brewing my own beer. I have an herb garden on my windowsill.