Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Professional mad scientist, frequent artist, occasional hat-maker,
Fan of bicycling, ballroom, meditation, and intersectional
feminism. I believe that people should sing more in their daily
San Francisco→Rhode Island→Jurassic Park→Santa Barbara
What I’m doing with my life
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Graduate researcher at UCSB, halfway to a PhD in Chemical
Engineering. My work involves the theory behind statistical physics
of directed molecular evolution (or: using spreadsheets to invent
new cancer drugs).
Also: drawing, dance, number puzzles, cooking, travel, video games,
wine & cheese parties.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Speed-painting, gumption, barbershop harmonies, balderdash, losing
at board games, lab pipetting, wine tasting, and analyzing
algorithmic run-time over non-traditional data structures.
, because it turns out that's
really difficult to learn.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My eyebrows, which I've received more compliments on than I ever
expected. Alternately, my unusually-colorful wardrobe.
Once I grew sideburns shaped like lightning bolts, but had to let
them go when they became the only thing anyone wanted to talk
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Currently Watching: Master of None, Jessica Jones
Currently Reading: Margaret Atwood, China Mieville, Squirrel
Currently Listening: Welcome to Night Vale, Wait Wait Don't Tell
Currently Singing Along to: Billy Joel, Creedence Clearwater
Currently Cooking: Probably
Other favorites: Firefly, Parks and Rec, Simon & Garfunkel,
Queen, The Princess Bride, Porco Rosso, Shakespeare, Asimov, Bruno
Schulz (who is like a less-boring Kafka)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A sense of humor
(I survive pretty well without a phone or computer, but notebooks
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Impressionist art, saving the world, humor theory, the history of
astrology, computational linguistics, genetic engineering, how to
become a professional spy, and the sun.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Never in the same place twice (unless it's my lab). Recently, I've
been trying a bit to get back into guerilla art, swing dancing, and
(Honestly, though: I'm usually doing experiments, but maybe having
some fun with the lab radio. I work hard on a typical weekend so
that I can take arbitrary time off)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Lobsters (the animal, not the food) terrify me.
You should message me if
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You'd like help running a large-scale prank or installing art where
it doesn't belong.
You've got opinions on humor theory, artisanal cheeses, costume
construction, puzzle hunts, dinosaurs, historical reenactment,
demographic bias in wikipedia editors, or something else equally
You know how to make tamales. Seriously, I need someone to teach me
this important life skill.
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