30 San Francisco, United States
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My self-summary
Something that I learned in high school and which I continue to try to remember every day is to constantly strive for self improvement. Whether it's physical, mental, emotional, psychological, or any other -al, I am always on the look out for what I can be doing better and how to become a better person. Although it's basically a never ending challenge, I see it as an opportunity to grow. And besides, it keeps me on my toes!

A bit of background about me: I grew up in the Chicago suburbs, but went to Berkeley for my undergrad. I've been fortunate to travel a bit over the years, including living in London for a year in college and for three months in 2014.
What I’m doing with my life
Employment-wise, I work in business development

Outside of work: I'm working out, going on hikes, volunteering a bit, spending time with friends in the city, reading (which usually means catching up on last week's issue of the New Yorker), taking improv classes, and occasionally squeezing in hip hop dance classes. I'm also trying to practice mindfulness on a regular basis.
I’m really good at
naming that song from the 90s, adding to my "to read" stack (always open to recommendations!), and not forgetting to say "please" and "thank you"
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Anything by Salman Rushdie. Some other favorites include Cutting for Stone, Cloud Atlas, Middlesex, Shantaram, and All Creatures Great & Small. Recent reads include The Child 44 Trilogy, When Breath Becomes Air, All The Light We Cannot See, The Light Between Oceans, and The Book Thief.

Movies: Office Space, Shawshank Redemption, Hero, and Inglorious Basterds. I also really enjoy Christopher Nolan's films.

Shows: South Park, Archer, The League, The Wire, Sherlock, Arrested Development, and Master of None (although it was sometimes a little too on point!)

Music: Some favorites include A Tribe Called Quest, Air, Andrew Bird, Blind Pilot, Drake, Fleet Foxes, Frank Ocean, Girlyman, Guster, John Legend, Kacey Johansing, Kanye, Kendrick Lamar, Kid Cudi, Kings of Convenience, Koop, Nujabes, Rilo Kiley, Sufjan Stevens, Tune-Yards, and Washed Out. I'm always looking to hear something new, and I'm very partial to music with a strong beat.

Food: Sure, "you don't win friends with salad", but the tea leaf salad at Burma Superstar is fantastic
The six things I could never do without
Aside from family and friends:

* Public transit
* Physical activity/exercise/foam rolling
* Growth
* Humility
* A sense of humor
* Books
I spend a lot of time thinking about
healthy living, the path to fulfillment, socioeconomic inequality, and lighter stuff like "what's for dinner?"
You should message me if
you live in SF or the East Bay, and anything above resonated with you