I'm a transplant from New York. I like finding new spots to explore in and around the city, going on hikes, spontaneous trips, learning new things, and generally not taking myself too seriously.
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 Bay Area Outreach Coordinator for a Non-Profit focused on advocating planetary science and space exploration.
Astronomy. If you want to talk about the best places in our solar system to look for life outside of Earth - I'm your guy.
Also 3D Puzzles. I'm a 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!), Cosmos (New + Old), 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
3. Swing Dancing/Lindy Hop
6. Tea (Earl Gray, Hot)
I've also been thinking about the feasibility of hosting a giant dance party on the moon inside a bio-dome encompassing Tycho Crater. It occurred to me that if humans one day live on the Moon, they will want to have parties, and therefore there will someday be the first ever dance party on the moon. I plan to host it! Currently planned for April 5th 2043, carpooling to be discussed at a later time.
- You would be excited to drive 3 hours out of the city to see the Milky Way in a truly dark night sky.
- You have a love for learning about the universe we live in.
- There is an interesting looking rock formation in your profile picture that you want me to help identify