Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I bounced about all over the place these past 10 or so years - for
undergrad, grad school, and work. Decided to drop everything and
move to the Pacific Northwest about two years ago, and so far love
Condensed, nutshell version of me:
-current grad student as a nurse practitioner
-former ballet dancer (long story, ask me about it sometime)
-Overly protective dog dad
-closet nerd. Okay, maybe not so closet.
-organ donor ... err, motorbike rider
-I used to help/learn to recover/identify dead bodies a la "Bones".
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
This one is complicated, but in a good way. Despite loving justice
related issues, I made the conscious decision to leave the policy
world in Washington, DC, and for the time being, start over here in
the PNW. I'm back to my other love, medicine and working with
patients: for the past two years I helped performed bone marrow
procedures for oncology inpatients at the UW Med Center/SCCA, as
well as helped run a pathology lab. I am now making the full switch
over to direct patient care, in my last 6 months of grad school as
a nurse practitioner.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
-dancing: swing dance, and apparently imitating Beyoncé.
-I fall down a lot.
-being a student. If I could pull it off, I'd probably be a
graduate student for life.
-listening to people's stories. Asking questions. Caring.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Probably my dorky, nerdy glasses.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Music: Bon Iver, Birdie, All swing (hot jazz, big
band, and female front singers), Eva Cassidy, Main Squeeze
Orchestra. I'm an NPR junkie (Car Talk, Prarie Home, This American
Life, Wait Wait, etc).
Food: Corny as it may sound - my mama's home
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Random, rainbow six:
-my dog, Willow.
-a good kitchen.
-obnoxiously good friends.
-my Ninja Turtles bandanna (in the 2nd grade, I was a card carrying
member of their fan club, which took me saving 4 months of
allowance to pay for. Hey, don't judge - better this than Power
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Travel - I used to do quite a bit of it for work, but now find
myself firmly planted in one location for a bit. Taking suggestions
Next steps - for everything.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
A group of my friends and family get together on an almost weekly
basis on Fridays, having dinner at one of our houses/backyards.
Don't be surprised if at some point in the evening I am pretending
to be a superhero, saving my friend's 7-year old little girl who is
pretending to be trapped in a tower by an evil flamingo.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I was a covert operative for an undisclosed government
I know all the choreography to Single Ladies.
I have accidentally failed a polygraph.
Oh, and I also work part-time for a ballet studio. Of all of these,
I suppose this is the most believable?
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