36 Mountain View, United States
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My self-summary
Update (March 2015) - I just moved down to Mountain View to start a new job.

I'm originally from the Bay Area - Marin to be exact - and it's pretty much my favorite place in the whole world. My dad was a park ranger, so I grew up wandering the foothills and beaches pretty regularly. My perfect afternoon is still wandering outside on trails around my parents' house when I go home for a visit.

Since finishing college back in 2002, I've spent the last 11+ years now having a pretty amazing set of adventures including three different careers (engineering, international relations, and now consulting), two different grad school experiences (neuroscience and business), and a whole lot of traveling (3 months in Europe, 3 months in South America, and 10+ months in Asia and Africa). Needless to say, I can safely say I've discovered that I love to wander, experience, and learn as much as I can about this life we get to lead and this world we get to spend it on, and I'd love to find a woman who has a similar outlook on life and desire to wring it for all it's worth.

If you're interested in swapping some stories over coffee, a beer, or a hike, then I'd love to hear from you.
What I’m doing with my life
I just finished my MBA at Yale with a focus on international development and nonprofit management, and I moved to Boulder at the start of July 2013 to start up a new job for a small consulting company. At the moment weekends are filled with setting up my apartment and getting out into the mountains.
I’m really good at
This may sound odd, but I'm actually really good at travelling. I've taken two 3-month and one 10-month backpacking trip in the last seven years or so, and I've gotten really good at just figuring things out on the fly in the most random situations.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile. I'm genuinely happy about 99% of the time, so I'm really quick to smile, and it's very genuine.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - Pillars of the Earth, The Agony and the Ecstasy, The Origin, . . .
The six things I could never do without
1. Family & Friends
2. Hiking
3. Lots & lots of books
4. Passport
5. TBD
6. TBD
On a typical Friday night I am
Hmmm, it's been a while since I've had a typical Friday night, so I'm not really sure anymore. Most likely it would involved getting together with a few friends, but after that just about any option is on the table - road trip, movie (in the theater or at home), mini golf, bar, etc.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm pretty much an open book, so nothing really comes to mind.
You should message me if
You like to be active and try new things. I love to plan adventures, even small local ones. I just have a craving to see and do as much with this life as I can, and I really love sharing these experiences (i.e. going for a local hike to a hidden beach or looking for poison dart frogs in the forests of Costa Rica).