I'm outgoing yet a good listener; confident yet try to maintain a sense of humility, and grounded in a solid set of values and beliefs - but not chained to them.
Traveling the world is cool, but so is living with and learning from communities of people in lands near and far. My passion lies in bridging cultures and in helping humans recognize the common bonds which unite us. I work at the nexus of the urban and the international in education; I love the excitement of the global and cherish the nuances and flavor of the local.
Although I'm a big fan of intrinsic (as opposed to extrinsic) motivators, I'll still happily give points to those who love the outdoors, value community, enjoy big (and small) potluck dinners, farmers markets, biking anywhere, crackling campfires. Bonus points if you can't help but smile and say hello when you pass by someone on the street.
During daylight hours, I haven't a clue.
Snow, cold weather in general, mountains, spontaneous adventures in foreign countries, long bike rides in Rock Creek, striving for that elusive work/life balance and inner peace.