Hey there! I'm Derek. I recently moved to LA to work for an
advocacy/political organization. Before that I graduated with my
Bachelor's in Political Science from UC Irvine.l (I'm an INTP is
anyone is interested.)
I'm pretty nerdy and really into sci fi stuff, reading about
current events, politics, technology and the like. I also play some
video games but I'm not really a "gamer.
I'm also, as my job probably implies, really passionate about
politics and working to make our world and society a better place
and more fair to everyone. The issue that I care about the most is
ending the influence of money in our political system.
What I’m doing with my life
I spend most of my time working but in my free time I like to hang
out with friends. I'm not really into the club scene or anything
like that, I'm more the type to stay in and watch a show or a
I'm also really interested in exploring the LA area though as I've
only been here for a few months and don't really know where
anything is yet.
I’m really good at
Being a good friend and helping people. I want my work to be about
helping people, whether it be through political change or just
giving a homeless person food. I'm also pretty knowledgeable about
politics and other nerdy stuff like Doctor Who or Fringe.
The first things people usually notice about me
Either that I'm a nice and easygoing guy or that I'm
The other thing is that I am legally blind (so I can't drive). So
if I am reading or looking at my phone or something, sometimes I
have to look closely at it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I have yet to read The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling but hopefully
I will soon. I love Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, the Wicked
series, the Eragon series, anything by Douglas Adams, or Terry
Pratchett. I definitely don't read as many books as I used to, I
blame the internet for that.
Movies: American Beauty, Life is Beautiful, the Three Colors
trilogy, Star Wars, Harry Potter, a lot of other ones I can't think
TV: Fringe, BSG Blood and Chrome, Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica,
Evangelion, Six Feet Under, Glee
Music: I love Muse but I also like Taylor Swift. I will listen to
Lady Gaga and then switch it to Death Cab for Cutie. I also listen
to musicals and movie/TV/video game soundtracks.
Now onto food. I'm kind of a plain eater... I order hamburgers with
no vegetables on them. I will eat salad though, so I don't know
what's up with that. Any kind of food is good except Thai pretty
much. Also alfredo is pretty much the best thing ever!
The six things I could never do without
Friends/family, music, the internet, chocolate, my phone, Tumblr
(seriously I tried to leave it and only lasted a day)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Life, stupid jokes, work-related stuff, guys, why my fridge can't
have an endless supply of soda in it.
On a typical Friday night I am
Either out with friends, or staying in to watch some TV or have
You should message me if
Message me if you think we'll get along!