jeffariato
27Malden, United States
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My self-summary
My name is Jeff. I am a somewhat nerdy, mostly generous, usually resourceful, sometimes quiet human who likes the color purple.

My sense of humor as well as my musical tastes are very eclectic. I think the key to living a happy existence is finding balance in things.

Enough generalities? Let's get the rest of this profile started....
What I’m doing with my life
I am finishing my second year as a doctoral student in public policy this fall. I am passionate about active citizenship and democratic access. I am currently working on the beginning of my dissertation proposal, which will likely focus on the implementation of cannabis legalization and the extent to which it is able to help correct historic racial disparities in criminal enforcement. Feel free to ask me more about this and/or offer to help look over academic papers on this subject(I am bad at revising my own work).

I also serve as a Research Assistant at my school, where I provide administrative support to a community-based research grouping and assist on research on educational justice movements.

I also occasionally volunteer, do trivia nights with fellow grad students, and go to board game events.
I’m really good at
Knowing the political and historical context to Hamilton songs.

Teaching people board games.

Helping people write cover letters/application essays/resumes/ etc.

Baking or cooking sweet things when I don't have lots of papers to write.
The first things people usually notice about me
My blond hair!
When I lived in Venezuela, people would be amazed by this and actually pull at it. It was not very pleasant for me as a four-year-old child though. I lived there for about a year and a half while my family was there for my dad's work.

In groups I can be a little shy at first, but I enjoy meeting people one-on-one and getting to know them better.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books- Harry Potter, Harry Turtledove, Alan Steele, Dune series, Larry Bond

Movies- Shawshank Redemption, various Disney movies, Rat Race

TV Shows- Anything Joss Whedon, Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Parks and Rec, West Wing.

Music- doo-wop, classical, Le Mis, Hamilton soundtracks(among others), R&B, acoustic country, Disney music

Food- Italian food is my favorite. I am always up for a good cheese steak. I am also a fan of pizza.

Board Games- Settlers of Catan, Munchkins, Agricola, Cards Against Humanity, Power Grid, Dead of Winter
Six things I could never do without
1.) Netflix/Amazon Prime/Pandora One
2.) Google Calendar
3.) People to have interesting conversations about
4.) A big city and a T pass to explore it with
5.) A kitchen I can cook in (preferably with a dishwasher)
6.) The great deep one, Cthulhu, in his watery lair underneath the sea.

ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to best offload spicy pepe memes for sweet karma.
Where politics in this country goes after electing a racist orange piss fetishist.
On a typical Friday night I am
Working(i.e. sitting at Panera until I can get actual work done)

Watching West Wing and sobbing incoherently.

I have a fairly odd schedule between school and whatever else I'm up to, so Friday nights aren't exactly the end of my week like they are for others.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't have a thyroid gland, and I have always taken a supplement for this. I am not really secretive about this, just does not normally come up.

I have eaten horse meat. Slightly different than beef, not sure I could tell the difference if made to guess.
You should message me if
Note: I don't currently have A-list so if you'd like to talk more or ask me anything, send me a message! I enjoy meeting new people and am always happy to talk, but if you just like me I may never know who you are.

~you find me interesting
~you want to hang out
~if my Neville Longbottom gives you Oliver Wood
~you play a mean Splendor game
~you want to go to Knights Move in Brookline
~you want me to cook for you(or with me)
~you are a little(or a lot) nerdy
~you want to go see Hamilton on Broadway(update: going to see it October 2017)
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