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My self-summary
I'm a perfectly social introvert into music, theater, hiking with the dog, politics, and fast-talking tv. Loyal friend, thoughtful gift-giver.

Looking to meet a loveable smartypants.
What I’m doing with my life
It's always been important to me that my job be the headline of my life - the thing I like most. We just work too much for that not to be true.

I'm a nonprofit grantwriter, so I spend my days explaining to folks why what we're doing works and why it's important, and marshaling resources to make the work even better. In my way, I aim to help kids discover careers that excite them and to help them discover the confidence to go after what they want, no matter the obstacles.
I’m really good at
My job.

Also, I'm always learning new instruments and I pick them up fast. I sing, play the clarinet, saxophone, flute, piano and most recently, guitar.
The first things people usually notice about me
My default in a new and uncomfortable social situation is to be a smart-ass.

Some mix of confidence and introversion led a friend of mine to tell me once, "You always seem like you have a boyfriend."
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Shakespeare (the comedies), political fiction, a bunch of nonfiction (I read a lot about the nonprofit sector and public education.)

Movies: Funny Girl, Possession, The Constant Gardener, Charlie Wilson's War, The Way Way Back, sucker for a musical (also, the Ocean's movies, duh)

TV: Aaron Sorkin, Tina Fey, Rachel Maddow, Friday Night Lights, Sons of Anarchy, Parks and Rec, Mad Men, Veep, @midnight

Music: Sam Cooke, Nina Simone, Feist, Diana Krall, Melody Gardot, Ella Fitzgerald, Amy Winehouse, Jackie Wilson, Lake Street Dive, Alabama Shakes, Fleet Foxes, The Civil Wars, Wild Child

Food: Paleo + tacos & sushi
Six things I could never do without
This seems like a silly question since the biological necessities are obvious and the emotional ones are predictable. I will say though, I never expected headphones to be as prominent a part of my life as they are now.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Young people and what they need to feel important and powerful.
On a typical Friday night I am
To be honest, drinks, food, and laziness at home. But when I'm being my best Friday-night-self, I'm out watching friends play music (and occasionally joining them).
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Junior year of college my roommates and I dressed as sex, drugs, and rock & roll for Halloween. I was rock & roll.
You should message me if
You do something you love or are on your way to doing something you love (especially if what you do helps other people).

You like Aaron Sorkin, or at the least you can tolerate very fast talking.

You want to talk about your work, my work, the institution of work, work songs, road I will ask you a million questions about your job because I will be genuinely curious and interested.

You are compassionate and empathetic, but expect a lot from the people you love because they're incredible and capable of greatness.

Extra points if you are Don Kefer or a fan of Pistol Shrimps Radio.
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