Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Born and raised in the Chicago area, graduated from a small college
in Iowa (that I oh-so-dearly love) with a brief venture abroad to
the Middle East and now California living. I've done a good amount
of gendered based violence prevention training for college athletic
teams and see myself finding a way to continue that through
teaching and beyond. I have also begun to appreciate the enormity
of educational inequity and how it can derail people's lives- did
you know that the best scientific predictor of an individual's
overall life trajectory is the zip code they are from!?
Anyways, I guess being 24 and starting a two year teaching
commitment lends itself to thinking about these sorts of issues. To
describe myself, I'd say that my friends would mention I have a
pretty dry sense of humor that I rarely filter, so be warned. I
think being of service to the community I live and work in is
incredibly important and something I strive to do weekly whether
that means volunteering at a shelter or staying late with kids from
school to work on a difficult concept.
I'm entirely unaware of how the whole online dating thing goes, so
hopefully this won't backfire?
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Currently getting used to the California sunshine after moving from
the Midwest. I teach middle school math/science in a special
education classroom and like the idea of public policy or law
school in the next few years with an eye towards social justice
change in policies surrounding the criminal justice system
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Interacting with people, regardless of their background/culture.
I've also spent a summer and following semesters working as a
"manny" for the most adorable twin 2 year olds on the planet and
have realized my talent for dealing with little kids.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My height or beard, if I haven't cleaned it up in a while.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I've been told it's not normal to watch the West Wing as often as I
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The ways that my privilege influence how I am perceived and what
that means when working with a diverse community, how I can be the
best ally in every sense of the word, what does it mean to be male
and identify as a feminist?
Why must Jon Stewart leave?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
In watching tv while grading/lesson planning or out at a low-key
spot with some friends
You should message me if
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You're hoping I message you first- I can be self conscious when it
comes to things like that
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