I'm originally from San Francisco , but have spent the past two years in London completing my masters. I've traveled a bit -Johannesburg, Cape Town, Beirut, Cairo, Botswana, Amsterdam, Paris and Berlin and am keen to do more – maybe France, Spain or Ireland. Gotta have a Guinness in Ireland.
I’m curious and creative, an eternal student, who is always looking for new experiences. I am a bit of a geek, in a quirky, cool, non-hipster way. I’m an eternal optimist and whether watching sports, movies or engaging in the everyday I root for the underdog. I love to laugh and think of myself as quick-witted once I’m comfortable with someone – but I guess you’ll be the judge of that.
My interests are diverse. You might find me hanging out at Greenwich or Columbia Road Market on the weekends, or reading at a local coffeeshop or listening to jazz at Oliver’s or The Vortex, sitting in lectures on design, enterprise or new technology or hanging out in a gallery…
And with the right scene, the right music and the right date, I'm a hell of a dancer....afrobeat is my favorite, but I'm thinking of learning salsa or cumbia
Wild Young Hearts – Noisettes, Sunshine – Mos Def, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Lauryn Hill, Paraiso de Dulzura – Hector Lavoe, As – Stevie Wonder, Petit soeur – Ben l’Oncle Soul, See Line Woman – Nina Simone, Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell, Be Good (Lion’s Song) -Gregory Porter
Movies I love:
Marjoe (Smith), The Whole 7 Up Series (Apted), Kings of Pastry (Pennebaker), Afghan Star (Marking), Salesman & Grey Gardens (Maysles), Wasteland (Jardim), Office Tigers (Mermin), Our Brand is Crisis (Boynton), Grizzly Man (Herzog), Searching for Sugarman (Bendjelloul),
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Gondry), Westworld (Crighton), The Life Acquatic with Steve Zissou (Anderson), O Brother, Where Art Thou (Coen Brothers) Gloria (Cassavetes), Being There (Ashby), A Face in the Crowd (Kazan), Moon (Jones), A Prophet (Audiard), War Games (Badham), Pan’s Labyrinth (del Toro), Run Lola Run (Tykwer), The Fifth Element (Besson), Goodfellas (Scorsese)
TV & Podcasts:
Masterchef, My Kitchen Rules, The Amazing Race, Mad Men (I’m a little Joan, Peggy and Don), This American Life/Planet Money, Fareed Zakaria GPS, Christiane Amanpour
Food: I’m pretty open to anything, but I try not to eat a lot of meat. Fish and veggies are always good and I love spice. Having spent several years in San Francisco I do like Mexican food, Spanish Tapas and Organic/vegetarian fare, but Thai (ummmm lemon, chili, garlic) may be by favorite.
3.) my clipper card
4.) my brown leather boots
5.) my library card
6.) enlightening conversations