I'm an easygoing, occasionally fun/funny, frequently
self-deprecating graduate student at the University of Iowa. I'm
relatively shy at first, but I get along with most people I meet.
Although I am working on a degree in the sciences, I do not often
operate with a cold and calculated logic. I often have an
overabundance of emotions and I tend to be most interested in those
people with an artistic streak...or a slight mental instability
(though they usually go hand-in-hand).
What I’m doing with my life
I am currently in the 3rd year of a PhD program in Neuroscience at
the University of Iowa. I get to study the most fascinating topic
imaginable: the brain and how it relates to human behavior. During
my undergrad I was originally an Education major, and my ultimate
goal is still to end up teaching/doing research at a university.
I’m really good at
A million years ago I was very involved in singing, music, and
theatre. Although I have fallen out of these areas in recent years,
I still have a fairly decent voice. I've also been told by numerous
people that I am an excellent listener, for whatever it's worth.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'd like to think my smile is the first thing people notice as far
as appearance goes. And hopefully that I am easy to get along with.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I have far too many favorite movies to mention them all. My all
time favorites include Amelie, City of God, Eternal Sunshine of the
Spotless Mind, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
I fully admit I watch far too much television. Generally comedies
like 30 Rock, Parks and Rec, Futurama, Archer, Bob's Burgers, or
embarrassing reality shows like Dancing with the Stars, Project
Runway, or RuPaul's Drag Race.
I like most music, but especially alt-folk, indie folk-pop,
something along those lines. Sufjan Stevens, Fleet Foxes, Beirut,
Regina Spektor, and Rufus Wainwright are a few of my favorite
I don't get to read nearly as much as I would like, but I tend to
like fiction. I'm a huge nerd with Harry Potter and Lord of the
Rings, as well as The Dark Tower series by Stephen King. I also
love Hemingway and Bukowski.
I will eat virtually any type of food. Seafood/sushi tends to be my
favorite, but I am an equal opportunity eater.
The six things I could never do without
In no particular order:
- Wine Time
- 10pm texts from my concerned mother because I haven't talked to
her yet that day (I'm a momma's boy)
- Puppies (I am physically incapable of not squealing like a girl
and trying to grab and hold every single puppy I see)
- Bananas (they're the only thing I feel like eating for breakfast
in the morning)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
When and what my next meal will be. Practicing conversations I wish
I would have with people. Whether I'm a real person or not.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out with friends in downtown Iowa City or Cedar Rapids, hopefully
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I do not care for chocolate, or ice cream, or sweets in general. I
don't dislike these things, I just wouldn't be upset if I was never
allowed to eat them again.
You should message me if
You want to. I think I'm easy to talk to, and I love to get to know