I am a pretty "crazy" person (in a good way I would like to think).
I have experienced living in different countries and I have learned
a lot from their cultures. I could not see my life doing something
different from learning. I enjoy talking to the driver from
Ethiopia about the origin of the word Addis Ababa, going to a
science seminar (at least the first 15 minutes), or reading the
ingredients of the shampoo (really).
From a professional point of view, I am quite idealistic and maybe
naive. I make my decisions based on what I think I enjoy, what I am
good at but, mostly, what I think is worth fighting for. That has
been a good idea so far :)
In love matters, that is even more the case.
I am very thoughtful but I don't always let reason win over
emotions and don't look at the practical side of things. So
sometimes I wish I was a bit more cautious. Thankfully, I am
disciplined, hardworking and have a huge ability to improvise, so
things have worked out well for me, but I have a few stitches and
pumbs here and there. Very well healed though :)
So still having big dreams, big plans, and a big heart.
What I’m doing with my life
I currently live in Baltimore, where I am starting a postdoctoral
position. Recovering from the most unfortunate series of events
last year! Details upon request. It is so bad it gets kind of
comical. Definitively happy it is over!
I’m really good at
Listening to my guts (they KNOW). Taking care of family and
friends. Talking to strangers. Connecting with people.
Understanding different points of view. Forgiving. Creating things
(crafts). Improvising fun plans. Detailed and analytical work.
Researching topics and getting to the core of things. Having
integrity and being fair. Making a fool of myself (intentionally
and unintentionally). Geography. Running and kicking your #$*@
(kickboxing). Cleaning my room and making a mess of it immediately
after. Being extraordinarily goofy. Losing my keys. Speaking really
fast (according to my dad, I sound like the end of the commercials
of medications in Spain, where they say all the side effects and
indications in basically 10 seconds)
The first things people usually notice about me
I am the tall thin girl with an accent.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies: The Life of Others is one of the most human, gorgeous and
elegant movies I have seen. Cinema Paradiso, Amelie, City of God,
Blood Diamond, The Painted Veil, Hotel Rwanda, Biutiful, Of Gods
and Men (slow but amazing), The Seventh Seal, Eight and a Half,
Peter's friends, The Apartment,....In Spanish: Los Santos
Inocentes, La Lengua de las Mariposas, Volver, Cria Cuervos, Fresa
y Chocolate, Vente a Alemania, Pepe ;)
Food: ALL except melon, cucumber, leeks, liver, mayonnaise, and
beer. Food is the best thing in the world. It makes us happy, it
cures us, it is the perfect excuse to share time with others, and
it is always there.
Shows: I am not a TV person, but I have enjoyed some very good
shows like Band of Brothers, The Wire, Mad Men (Ohhh, Don Draper),
No Reservations (Ohhh, Anthony Bourdain).
The six things I could never do without
If we are talking about things then:
The rest I could do without.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Science, my work, my project, my career. Family and friends. It
kills me that they are so far away and I try really hard to keep in
touch. Travels or other exciting plans. My future life. Still so
much to do in all fronts! I feel like I have a white canvas ready
to be used. It is very exciting but it makes me feel vertigo
sometimes. There are so many options, it is intimidating. But I
feel privileged for having them so I don't complain.
On a typical Friday night I am
I DO NOT like being at home unless I have a good reason to. I am
from Spain, ok? We are always out and I grew up like this. We walk
to places, we take the bus, we travel, we are very gregarious AND
we eat outside a lot. So I better be outside with friends or having
a nice plan with someone special at home.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I get so focused and involved in what I am doing, I can be a real
mess in some aspects. They are not very important aspects though.
But I have this duality that gets me into trouble sometimes.
I loved Frankiweenie. And I cried (ouch!)
You should message me if
1. You are mentally healthy (mandatory)
2. If you want