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My self-summary
Hi! Just moved back to Seattle after living in Scotland for a year.

I'm trying to find the word that describes me.. and.. I'd have to say eclectic.

Yeah. Eclectic is a good word. I try exciting things (paragliding, skeleton), drag friends to musicals/plays and go to crazy gigs, but I also bury my nose in scientific literature and like spending time with myself. I've dipped my toes into several academic fields and hobbies and I am generally just a curious person.

Brains are fascinating and I'm really interested in the intersection between what makes us human and the biology that does so. I study developmental neuroscience and write popular science pieces on anything biology related.

I also love to photograph aesthetically pleasing things like people and architecture as well as draw, and I worked at my school paper as a designer. Art and science make me happy.
What I’m doing with my life
Job hunting post school! Have degrees in biology and psychology, just finished my MSc in neuroscience. Dabbling with the idea of doing a masters in journalism and/or a PhD in neurobiology.
I’m really good at
I'm pretty good at lots of worthless things like drawing, taking pictures of people, and wooing cats. I played classical harp for over 12 years, and I'm also pretty proficient at academic things. I have a chronic school issue.

I do photography and freelance graphic design/illustration for extra cash.
The first things people usually notice about me
My height! And teeth? People say I have nice teeth.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Seven movies I have enjoyed, in no particular order: Lucky Number Slevin, From Dusk til Dawn, Gone Girl, Ex Machina, Moonrise Kingdom, The Devil Wears Prada, Gattaca.
All-time favorite shows I will (and have) watch repeatedly: Scrubs, Firefly, Sense8.

Favorite authors: Ursula K. Le Guin, Orson Scott Card, Robert Heinlein, Matt Ridley, Mary Roach.

Music: I usually listen to electronic music (GRiZ, M Machine, Liquid Stranger) or indie stuff (GEMS, Chet Faker, Sevdaliza, FKA Twigs, SBTRKT, Pomo). Also been known to listen to from everything from Stevie Wonder to Metallica to Madonna to Bowie, so it really just depends on my mood.

Food? I eat primarily vegetarian. I will never say no to Jaffa cakes or Vietnamese food.
The six things I could never do without
Music, sunlight, the internet, curiosity, and my family. And animals, especially cats/dogs, i.e. perfect furry angels.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Oh god. I think a lot.

Why light can't go any faster than it does, stuff about brains, stuff about whether or not we absorb calories from our own saliva, stuff about how people become contortionists, stuff about bonobos, gender/sex, cats, dogs, how to avoid doing actual adult things, how unfairly easy it is to be a female on okcupid...
On a typical Friday night I am
Simply hanging out with people out-n'-'bout (dancing, beer, movie) or sitting at home reading/watching movies, etc.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm emotionally attached to a blue flannel shirt (like any true Seattleite).
You should message me if
...you're smart, okay with associating with a girl around your height or taller, curious about everything, open-minded, and up for trying anything at least once.

As a side note, I appreciate messages that are more interesting, so feel free to dazzle me with your huge.. intellect.

(Seriously. If you want a response, please do not just send "hi hows it goin" or some explicit message because that gives you literally no credit and no appeal, especially when your grammar is atrocious. I know it sounds mean, but hey, a girl's gotta have a way of distinguishing the good from the bad).