Science, education, and sustainability are my passions and my calling. I am working to balance all of these within my career.
Creative outlets: music, photography, building stuff. Music is my big hobby - love to play, love to listen, love to sing along at full volume when I don't think anyone is listening. Alas, I still tend to get nervous playing for actual human beings, but I'm working on getting over it.
I think I'm generally pretty easy-going. I laugh equally loudly at nerdy intellectual humor, terrible puns, surreal jokes, and weird things little kids say. I am great at messing up punchlines.
I will be starting a PhD program at UCSB in the fall, focusing on environmental economics and how inequality affects our ability to manage environmental resources. I am very excited to have the opportunity to dive deep into these important issues!
cooking, especially Italian and Mexican, though a little wine always makes the food taste better.
knowing useless facts, which makes me a helpful asset on a pub trivia team
making things, building things, and taking things apart to figure out how they work, and I am pretty good at getting them put back together with a minimum of pieces left over.
Listening: A lot of AltIndieAmericana bluegrassy singer-songwritery stuff these days, but sometimes the mood calls for the Pixies full blast. Current faves include Margaret Glaspy, Honeysuckle, and Margot & the Nuclear So-and-Sos. Always looking for new favorites. I've also been getting into podcasts recently, with Freakonomics and 99% Invisible as current faves.
Eating: things that are red/spicy, green/healthy, cheesy/delicious. Mostly veg, with the occasional sustainable seafood or meat
music in any form
access to nature
friends & family
Travel! Where will my next adventure take me, and how awesome is the marine life there?
Music! pretty much always playing softly in the back of my mind… it's like a free radio station all the time.
Apocalypse! How can I save the world from global warming/neutrino bombardment/zombie infestation?
...you embrace your nerdy/creative side
...you are liable to occasionally burst into song, or at least hum along to yourself when no one is looking
...you have a secret plan to make the world a better place
If you think we might have some interesting things in common, let's grab some coffee or hit up a happy hour somewhere!