I apologize in advance for how rambly and stream of consciousness
this is, but whatever:
I'm an NYC native by way of India and Minnesota. Something about
that combination cancels out all possible accents..bummer. I am in
grad school in Philly, in biophysics, and still pretty new to the
city. I love what I do but always find a balance between work and
life. I grew up mostly in Brooklyn, and am a huge fan of New York,
but I'm loving Philadelphia so far. When I'm not studying or in
lab, I love biking around town, running (hope to run the half
marathon next year), going to the gym (I work out at 12th street),
dancing, craft beers, trying new wines, expanding my cooking
repertoire, and drinking whiskey. I have an affinity for disturbing
books and watching creepy movies (am a huge Lynch fan), and
frequent art museums. I love to travel (especially to New Orleans,
the west coast, or Paris), and I've been all over. Bonus points if
you can make me a well-made Sazerac.
What I’m doing with my life
I study molecules that change shapes. I'm interested in how parts
of them communicate those changes with other parts.
I’m really good at
Improvisational cooking. And the subsequent eating. especially the
The first things people usually notice about me
I don't care.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
books -- the sound and the fury, ginsberg, pale fire, all the
king's men, stryer's biochemistry... i could go on for a
movies -- wild strawberries, blue velvet, mulholland drive, inland
empire (you might start noticing a trend), la cage aux folles,
jodorowsky, kubrick, ...
music -- everything from stone roses to britney. with some beatles
, pavement, and sonic youth thrown in.
food -- let's just say i'm pretty lucky i can fit through doors.
The six things I could never do without
a bike, spicy food, wine, a gym membership, netflix, and a French
I spend a lot of time thinking about
proteins and going places i haven't been. also how we're plummeting
towards a global climate crisis.
On a typical Friday night I am
Either in lab or bleeding gin.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
when i was a kid, when i got bored in class, i used to doodle maps
of imaginary cities that i would design. i'm still fascinated by
the organizational principles of a city -- even more so now that
i've lived in and visited many different kinds of cities. If I had
more time, I'd read more about urban planning and architecture in
general. One day.
Also, I'm 25 and don't have a driver's license. I'm a product of an
urban upbringing :)
You should message me if
you like nerds, and have the balls to do so.