I'm an avid Swing dancer (Lindy Hop), love astronomy/stargazing, geology, playing music (poorly), and am a general nerd for both Science and Science Fiction books and Film.
George Takei once described me as "Tenacious". So I guess that counts for something.
My background is in geophysics and I'd like to get more involved in earthquake seismology research and it's applications, particularly towards risk mitigation (via Earthquake Early Warning systems) and preparing for "the big one". I'm also passionate about astronomy and science education.
Outside of work, I spend most of my time swing dancing, and volunteering as the SF Outreach Coordinator for The Planetary Society.
Also 3D Puzzles. I'm total boss at those.
A Brief History of Time, Fabric of The Cosmos, Dune, Sherlock Holmes, Ender's Game, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Red Mars trilogy, The Martian. Kurt Vonnegut, Issac Asimov, George Orwell, Shakespeare, Douglas Adams
Generally SciFi & Comedies, and occasionally Action/Dramas. Some favorites are the Monty Python Films, Help!, The Day The Earth Stood Still (The 1950s one), Star Wars. Anything "so bad it's good".
Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek (TNG + DS9 rock!), Arrested Development, Adventure Time, Rick & Morty, Community, Babylon 5, Doctor Who, Red Dwarf, Fry & Laurie, Top Gear. Currently re-watching The West Wing.
Jazz (Mostly Big Band and Hard Bop), Classic Rock, Indie & Folk Rock, Electronica, Also lots of NPR.
Specifically - The Cat Empire, Tally Hall, The Beatles, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington, The Decemberists, Neutral Milk Hotel, Deadmau5, I'm going to stop now before this list is 100 bands long
Chicken tikka masala, Burritos, anything with garlic.
2. Social Interaction
4. Tea (Earl Gray, Hot)
5. Internet Access
- You have a love for learning about the universe we live in.
- You want to show me some awesome things around SF. I've only scratched the surface
- There is an interesting looking rock formation in your profile picture that you want me to help identify