31Maputo, Mozambique
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My self-summary
Updated Feb-17

Been in Maputo for about here. Planning to be here for another year or so. Then who knows...
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to do some good in the world. I'm the first to recognize that I grew up with a level of privilege. Good schools, supportive family, never for want, etc. But it's that upbringing that has given me the opportunity to be a Peace Corps Volunteer and work in international development.

Working on a USAID-funded health project in Maputo.
I’m really good at
....oh good. a chance to brag. here are some important things I'm good at.

- adding in the Oxford comma. It's necessary.
- cooking rice without a rice cooker.
- pivot tables. Nerd out with me.
- serve-and-volley tennis.
- going down YouTube rabbit holes. Just like that, three hours has disappeared.
- putting together a shirt and tie.
- list-making
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm the person in the group who makes the joke that offends half the group while the other half is rolling over laughing. It's a fine line, and it's a fun one to toe. People need to relax and laugh more.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Tunes: The National, U2, Arcade Fire, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Broken Social Scene, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Girl Talk, Lorde.

Food: Not super-picky anymore, but I've recently come to realize that I have a big problem with foods that are pitted (cherries, olives, apricots). Except for avocado, obviously.

TV: House, Seinfeld, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Office, Everyone Loves Raymond. There's a theme, I know .Once grad school is done, I hope to get into more bingewatchable shows: Breaking Bad, The Wire, etc. Recommendations welcomed.

Movies: Shawshank Redemption, Anchorman, Forrest Gump, Clerks, V for Vendetta. Bald Natalie Portman -- you had me at hello.

Books: What is this "reading for pleasure" I keep hearing about?
Six things I could never do without
1) Passport
2) Tunes
3) Carbs
4) Aerator for red wine. Life-changing purchase.
5) Playoff hockey: the best two months of the year
6) Rainbow sandals
I spend a lot of time thinking about
what people do after work and how people spend their weekends. Seriously...it's been nothing but classes/reading for three years. What do people do?
On a typical Friday night I am
In a perfect world: happy hour, then hockey game.

In reality: "there's no typical Friday night" (the second worst answer on OKCupid). But seriously, I could be sprawled out on my couch after a long week, I could be writing a paper for grad school, or I could be out getting my drink on with friends. Or maybe going on a date - who knows?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Despite spending 4 years in DC. I've never seen an episode of The West Wing
You should message me if
i send you a message? I dunno....
The two of us