i'm a polish, formerly undocumented immigrant, who grew up in Chicago. i speak porteno spanish. i deeply believe that borders constrain basic human freedoms.
i love people who can draw unlikely parallels; they usually tend to blow me away.
i'm at a point in my life where liberally exploring various skill-sets is hella exciting, and a refreshing change from the somewhat boxed-in education system i had grown frustrated with. i'd love to travel more, packing light.
i read anything i can get my hands on. huge believer in the power of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction -- russian lit, borges, ee cummings, gloria anzaldua, stuart dybek, the little prince, hemingway (the man and the myth). i go on frequent natgeo and fastco binges - who said print was dead?
i try to stay up on news, current events, politics -- i'm completely disillusioned with 90% of western media outlets.
food-wise? comida mexicana, anything spicy, pad thai, curries, peanut butter, beans, cilantro, basil, falafal, cheese, white wine, red wine, all wine really. a bottle of argentine malbec goes a long way.
good beer or wine (clearly i haven't said that enough)
rhythm in music and images
i also have a big crush on sheryl sandberg.