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My self-summary
Ever have to jump out of a speeding bus in a far-off country? If not, here's a tried and tested pro-tip: duck and roll.

I'm a third-culture kid from the midwest with insatiable curiosity. People, places, stories-- I love digging into the details of everything. The latest target of my curiosity? The intersection of Video Game design and UX Design, and how to leverage both for Post-Colonial goals. If that sounds cool to you or you want to figure out what that means, we'll get along.
What I’m doing with my life
When not conducting ethnographic fieldwork for my job as a Design Researcher, you'll probably find me exploring national parks around Austin or testing out ideas from urban planning in city simulators.

Ultimately, I hope to get so good at my job that I can teach it to others professionally. This will probably involve pursuing a PhD in the next few years, but there are other things to consider before going down that academic road. Stay tuned.
I’m really good at
Assembling music compilations for friends, making beignets, and questioning the world behind a genuine smile. :P
The first things people usually notice about me
1. Stay with me here... my show-stopping eyes. As in, when I used to work at a coffee shop, I wasn't allowed to work the registers often because people kept gawking. #Awkward

2. My empathetic nature, which has given me these nicknames: The Therapist, Doctor John, and Mom.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Book: More Than This (Patrick Ness)
Show: Extra Credits (YouTube)
Video Game: Starbound
Food: Lychee anything
Six things I could never do without
• Watching a seedling grow to maturity
• Cicada bleating in the summer
• Mesmerizing thunderstorms
• Imagining others complexly
• Post-workout naps
• Giving Embarassment the finger
I spend a lot of time thinking about
my personal balancing act between stability and adventure.
On a typical Friday night I am
making a big meal with friends and finding something fun to do after (eg. board games, dancing, making new friends in the local dog park, etc.)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a bottom/vers. Hey, it's useful information!
You should message me if
...being a bad-ass and goof-ball simultaneously sounds awesome. Go ahead and drop me a line. I can't promise I'll bite, but what's life without a bit of risk?
The two of us