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My self-summary
I span a range. You know that girl who loves the symphony, can kick it at a hip hop concert, speaks passionately about world affairs, organizes her friends to check out First Fridays and cooks really well?

Cliff notes bio: I've traveled and lived in some amazing places (Turkey, South Africa, Kenya, India are faves). Went to school "near Boston" and in the UK. You may appreciate my pinch of sass, and the occasional wink...;o)
What I’m doing with my life
I work at a fast-growing tech company, helping them expand into new countries. We make it easier for small businesses to thrive. I love what I do!

A lot of my time goes into thinking about how to build companies that do well and do good - I'm lucky to work at that intersection.

I adore making things. This is concentrated in the edible realm - shopping at the farmers market and whipping together a spontaneous meal is one of my favorite extracurricular activities.

Wouldn't life be better if we could eat whatever we wanted whenever? Foie gras every day!

Love hiking and getting out of SF on weekends. I will happily trade being able to look up a random fact on my smartphone for hiking in Pt Reyes, picnicking on Muir Beach, smelling eucalyptus or cedar trees drying in the heat on a camping trip, or vino tripping.
I’m really good at
Hosting fun dinner parties. --> the whole shebang. cooking. baking. I make a mean strawberry rhubarb pie. selecting a group of people with surprising things in common. picking great wine. setting the table.

Pondering serendipity ---> making connections between seemingly unconnected things has been my thing since I was little. what can a manhole cover tell you about modern economics? how does what we're eating relate to 18th century english literature?

Planning and enjoying random travel adventures ---> I am a queen of excellent travel. Often, it's a plane ticket, a travel guide, a few nights in a boutique hotel with a great restaurant reservation or a random concert in a new place. Last week, I road tripped around East Texas on a whim. Next month, I'm off on another adventure in New England. I'm taking recommendations for Maine !

Debating just about anything ;o) ---> I was a national debate champion in high school. Amartya Sen's Argumentative Indian was probably written about me.

Having random small world run-ins ---> I make friends everywhere and invest in maintaining them. The world can feel like a meeting of old friends in the most random places. I once randomly ran into my high school English teacher in a cafe in Nairobi. 10 years later and 1000s of miles from Florida...
The first things people usually notice about me
Dimples. Giant eyeballs. Even more giant brain.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books/music/movies - omg. so many. better to talk about these!

I can tell you where to have the best burger, pork chop, pad kee mao, or bread pudding in the city.
Still, I'll take a great home cooked meal any day.
Six things I could never do without
family and best friends (I consider my large extended friends & family one of my best attributes)
a really good book or the latest New Yorker
a great cooking set up in the kitchen
wine (I am a sucker for Russian River/Dry Creek/Anderson Valley vinos)
making plans for the future (while enjoying the present of course)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
laugh. out. loud. sorry, this question is impossible.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hosting a dinner party on the squiggly street.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
This requires at least a glass of wine.
You should message me if
you like to be challenged
you're exceptional and err towards normal > weird
you believe in chivalry
you feel like it ;o)

(PS - the easily intimidated need not apply)
The two of us