34 Manhattan, United States
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My self-summary
I grew up in Japan where I was constantly subjected to random strangers wanting to touch my hair. I kind of miss it.

I've been at the same university for 17 years and counting. I probably need to work on my fear of change...

I have an Irish first name and a Finnish last name, but am neither Irish nor Finnish (I do love both countries' beers, however).

I never took piano lessons, but as a kid I memorized the fingering for Chariots of Fire. Please let me know if you're planning on doing anything in slow-motion and need an accompanist.

I concur with cummings: yes is a world & in this world of yes live (skillfully curled) all worlds

My Erdős number is 4.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm an Assistant Professor at Columbia studying neuroscience. I love that I get to spend all day thinking about how the brain works.
I’m really good at
The first things people usually notice about me
Almost everyone comments that I appear much younger than my age. I usually answer that it's because I moisturize.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Book: Ada or Ardor by Nabokov
Magazine: New Yorker
Film: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Pandora station seed: Dirty Projectors
French goddess: Christine and the Queens
Food: Tacos at El Mitote (UWSers know what I'm talking about)
Astronomical event: Manhattanhenge
Hug: Bear
Kiss: French
The six things I could never do without
A very short, incomplete, and eclectic sampling in no particular order:

Wines from Piedmont
Saucony running shoes
Tasting menus
Phone charging opportunities
MATLAB & Python
Eye contact on the subway
I spend a lot of time thinking about
On a typical Friday night I am
Eating elegant edibles.
Imbibing innumerable intoxicants.

Oh, and cursing the 3 am subway system.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I read a lot of fantasy when I was a kid. There may be a box of those books squirreled away in my closet labeled "dork porn".
You should message me if
You prefer to trample on patriarchal norms.