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Last online
Nov 19, 2013
5' 0" (1.52m)
Body Type
Atheism and laughing about it
Working on Post grad
Doesn’t have kids
English (Fluently), French (Somewhat)
My self-summary
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Genetics PhD student, aerialist, dancer, costume designer, author, and a few other things.
What I’m doing with my life
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Right now I'm getting a PhD at Stanford; I hope to graduate in the fall. I also hope to land in academia eventually. But not before I run away and join the circus for a year or so.
I’m really good at
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Telling stories. Before I can even remember, I was reading novels and writing epics (they were difficult for anyone else to read due to a lack of orthography or penmanship, but epics nonetheless). Even in science, it's one of my strongest suits: finding a story that motivates a string of otherwise disconnected experiments. And it's what I love about aerials as well -- dance provides me another way to tell stories, more expressive and directly emotional than my best-chosen words.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I am tiny, and yet, I seem larger than I am.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I have most of Peter Pan memorized, as well as much of Pride and Prejudice, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, and Arcadia. I go back to the Nicomachean Ethics when I am feeling sad or at sea. Winter's Tale made me cry, and I smile every time I see The Master and Margarita. I could read Borges forever and not get bored.

When I need to smile, I watch Get Shorty or Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. I have a soft spot for over-the-top musicals, and know almost all of the lyrics to more of them than I can easily list (although West Side Story will always be my first love).

I eagerly await and watch new episodes of Doctor Who. I somewhat less eagerly await new episodes of Castle, Bones, Community, and Game of Thrones. When I need a netflix binge, I rewatch Firefly.

My musical taste can probably best be described as eclectic. Right now I am listening to a lot of Macklemore, Imagine Dragons, Mumford and Sons, and Gaelic Storm.

When I cook, my defaults are stuffed squash, risotto, and pasta carbonara. Jamaican patties remind me of childhood, as do hamentashen and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Tomatoes, basil, and mozarella are a combination that is almost impossible to beat. Chicago pizza is the best pizza, and is rarer than diamonds outside of Chicagoland. And almost everything tastes better when flavored with mango.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My journal, and a pen to write in it
A good book in case I am inspirationless
A mug of hot tea
A comfortable pair of shoes to walk in
Something to climb
Something to ponder
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What stories do I want to tell: in my research, in my writing, and in my dance? How can I best tell them? Are they true, will they resonant with their audiences?

What stories do I tell myself, and how do I let them define me?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
At the gym, rehearsing or training. Or at a social dance event. More rarely, in lab.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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If it was truly private, I wouldn't admit it here.
You should message me if
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You are contemplative, nerdy, and have altogether too many hobbies - like me.