kantikunmi
33Berkeley, United States
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My self-summary
Scientist and swing dancer. Maker and musician. Camper and climber. Burner and builder. Academic and alliterator.

I grew up in rural NC. I came here ten years ago to add letters after my name, fell in love with the place, and set down roots. My friends are my family. I'm very independent, but I'm always working to build stronger connections within my community. I am passionate about technology, art, music, education, and exploration. I was a serious kid and I'm a silly adult.
What I’m doing with my life
Traveling to far away places (most recently Mexico, Iceland, Vietnam, Alaska), making frequent trips to Home Depot (newly-minted homeowner), singing in a classic rock cover band, swing and blues dancing, rock climbing, hiking, building electronic art--currently a crazy magnet thing for Burning Man.

Professionally, I'm an engineering director at a medical device startup. I'm working on changing the way STDs and other diseases are diagnosed. I love my job.
I’m really good at
Wielding power tools, navigating foreign subway systems, rousing the crowds at karaoke bars, walking across a river without getting my shoes soaked, singing, and listening.
The first things people usually notice about me
My boundless wit and charming good looks (probably).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: 1984, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Cat's Cradle, To Kill a Mockingbird, Catcher in the Rye, Reamde, Codex Seraphinianus.

Movies: Casablanca, Rocky Horror, Star Wars Trilogy, Contact, Doubt, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Garden State, Good Will Hunting, The Matrix, Shawshank Redemption, Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Shows: Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, Archer, Arrested Development, The Office, Black Mirror.

Cake, Queen, Jim Croce, Morcheeba, Die Antwoord, Beats Antique, Jose Gonzales, Ozzy, The Beatles, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Tracy Chapman, U2, Ratatat, The Decemberists, Massive Attack, ELO. Music is pretty important to me and I love learning new artists. Share good music with me and I'll probably fall in love with you.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Red Wine. But not together, no.

Podcasts are a thing too, yeah? Radiolab, This American Life.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Places to see. Things to build. Healthcare. Living abroad for an extended period of time. Community and relationships. The tendency of adults to retreat into isolated nuclear families as they grow older, and how to avoid this. Self-improvement. Home improvement. The dysfunction of modern academia. Sex, women, and their womanly ways.
On a typical Friday night I am
At an event with loveable weirdos, playing music, swing/blues dancing in SF, or hanging out at home with the cat.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I once owned a Hootie & The Blowfish CD.
You should message me if
You're looking for substance. Your idea of romance involves a tent and a sky full of stars. Or power tools and paint stained jeans. You can sing along to Rocky Horror. You want to lose at scrabble. You want to swing dance or play music together.

Anyway, you could do a lot worse:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bomkgXeDkE
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