Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am easily fascinated - which means I rarely get bored, but I can
get distracted easily by shiny things.
I love to explore the world - to seek the wonder in nature, to hike
the hills and dive the depths, to learn about different cultures,
to experience the local haps in faraway places. So much to
Science, education, and sustainability are my passions and my
calling. I am working to balance all of these within my
Creative outlets: music, photography, building stuff. Music is my
big hobby - love to play, love to listen, love to sing along at
full volume when I don't think anyone is listening. Alas, I still
tend to get nervous playing for people.
I think I'm generally pretty easy-going. I laugh equally loudly at
nerdy intellectual humor, terrible science puns, surreal jokes, and
weird things little kids say. I am great at messing up punchlines.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I recently wrapped up a two-year Masters program in Environmental
Science and Management at UCSB, hot on the heels of a recent career
of teaching high school science. I'm very much enjoying learning
new viewpoints on environmental issues, while enjoying the sun,
sea, and sky of Santa Barbara!
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I am decent at finding my way around foreign lands, though
unfamiliar public transportation stresses me out - walking is my
preferred mode of getting around and exploring new places.
I am decent at cooking, especially Italian and Mexican, though a
little wine always makes the food taste better.
I love to play music; I may not be all that great, but I am really
good at *enjoying* playing music.
I am good at making things, building things, and taking things
apart to figure out how they work, and I am pretty good at getting
them put back together with a minimum of pieces left over.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Reading: Nerdy non-fiction. Dystopian sci fi. Epic adventure.
Discover, Science, New York Times. Lately, most of my reading is
about environmental science, economics, and policy...
Listening: Margot & the Nuclear So-and-So's, Deer Tick, Elliott
Smith, Radiohead, Regina Spektor, Medeski Martin and Wood,
Thelonious Monk, Foo Fighters, Black Keys, Jimi Hendrix, Fiona
Apple, Propellerheads, Jack White. Always looking for new
Eating: anything that contains: tomatoes, basil, garlic, chilies,
cheese. anything made using: veggies from my garden,
sustainable/organic ingredients, love
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Paper & pencil
music in any form
access to nature
friends & family
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Science! does this make me a nerd? yeah, pretty much.
Travel! Where will my next adventure take me, and how good is the
scuba diving there?
Music! pretty much always playing softly in the back of my mind…
it's like a free radio station all the time!
Apocalypse! How can I save the world from global warming/neutrino
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
... doing homework. Or, hanging out with friends, trying to forget
that I have homework. I prefer the latter.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I sometimes engage animals in conversation. Dogs and cats, of
course, but also birds, lizards, fish, and bugs... bugs in
particular are poor conversationalists.
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