velociraptor7
26 Goleta, CA
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My self-summary
Professional mad scientist, part-time artist, full-time feminist. Storytelling, bicycles, meditation and ballroom dance. I believe that people should sing more in their daily lives.
What I’m doing with my life
Graduate researcher at UCSB. Studied Mathematical Biology at Brown, now halfway to a PhD in Chemical Engineering, in an attempt to collect all the science words. My work involves the theory behind statistical physics of directed molecular evolution (or: depending on the day, either using spreadsheets to invent new cancer drugs or synthesizing theoretical alien ribozymes).

Also: drawing, a capella, number puzzles, cooking, travel, video games, wine tasting.

I have approximate knowledge of many things.
I’m really good at
Speed-painting, gumption, barbershop harmonies, losing at board games, and analyzing algorithmic run-time over non-traditional data structures. Still learning Viennese Waltz, but my Foxtrot and Quickstep are decent.

Not echolocation, because it turns out that's really difficult.
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyebrows, which I've received more compliments on than I ever expected.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Sandman changed my life, but that was like 10 years ago.

Currently Watching: Master of None, Jessica Jones
Currently Reading: Margaret Atwood, China Mieville, Squirrel Girl
Currently Listening: Welcome to Night Vale, Wait Wait Don't Tell Me
Currently Singing Along to: Billy Joel, Creedence Clearwater Revival
Currently Cooking: Quite possibly

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
Farmer's markets
Transit
A sense of humor
Notebooks
Food trucks
Conversation

(I survive pretty well without a phone or computer, but notebooks are important)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
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
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 figure painting.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Gonna lose all my nerd cred for this, but... I didn't really like The Force Awakens.
You should message me if
You're a riot grrrl, content creator, hacktivist, secret artist, trained mezzo-soprano, trilingual, experimental chef, or just generally someone who enjoys living interestingly.
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