Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
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Professional mad scientist, amateur hat-maker, performance
storyteller. Fan of bicycles, fine art, and intersectional
feminism. I believe that people should sing more in their daily
Ethically, a Kantian logician—I find myself compelled to solve
puzzles, regardless of their utility.
What I’m doing with my life
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Graduate researcher at UCSB, in the endless quest for a PhD in
Chemical Engineering. My work involves improving the theory behind
directed molecular evolution.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Haberdashery, gumption, balderdash, speed-painting, shenanigans,
lab pipetting, barbershop harmonies, and drinking fancy
I would love to include "echolocation" but it turns out that's
really difficult to learn.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I get a surprising number of compliments on my eyebrows. I also own
a lot of colorful clothing.
Once I grew sideburns shaped like lightning bolts, but had to let
them go when they became the only thing anyone wanted to talk to me
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Television: House of Cards Firefly Arrested Development
...and when none of these are on air, I watch a lot of things
I'm less proud of.
Radio: Welcome to Night Vale
Wait Don't Tell Me The Moth
Dumas Bruno Schulz
like Kafka, but less boring) Tolkien Journey to the West
Simon & Garfunkel
Earth Wind & Fire
and Sullivan Give me 1970's, or give me
Princess Bride Brazil Guardians of the Galaxy
Breakfast at Tiffany's
Food: Anything with enough flavor—I'm an herb junkie. Most of what
I know how to cook is Italian, Mexican, or Japanese. If you know
how to make your own tamales
, please be my friend.
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 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, whether
I'd be any good as 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?
Recently, I've been trying a bit to get back into guerilla art,
swing dancing, and painting.
I once successfully convinced three strangers to sing in harmony
for a few hours on the Italian Riviera. That was a good
(Honestly, though: I'm usually in lab. I work hard on a typical
weekend so that I can take time to spare when I want to)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I find lobsters (as live animals, not food) terrifying.
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, the Roman senate, or
something else equally worthwhile.
You listen to Night Vale and need to talk to someone about Parade
Day or the Company Picnic. (Update: hmm, Company Picnic is a bit
out of date, but still a great episode)
You need advice on sneaking into the corporate offices of a major
soy sauce manufacturer (disclaimer: I've only done this once, and
it might have been mostly luck).
You know how to make tamales. Seriously, I need someone to teach me
this extremely useful life skill.
You're an original and talkative person.
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