44 Santa Barbara, United States
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My self-summary
I love to explore the world - to seek the wonder in nature, to hike the hills and dive the depths, to learn about different cultures, to experience the local haps in faraway places. So much to explore...

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 science puns, surreal jokes, and weird things little kids say. I am great at messing up punchlines.
What I’m doing with my life
I recently wrapped up a two-year Masters program in Environmental Science and Management at UCSB, hot on the heels of a recent career of teaching high school science. I'm very much enjoying learning new viewpoints on environmental issues, while enjoying the sun, sea, and sky of Santa Barbara!
I’m really good at
I am decent at finding my way around foreign lands, though unfamiliar public transportation stresses me out - walking is my preferred mode of getting around and exploring new places.
I am decent at cooking, especially Italian and Mexican, though a little wine always makes the food taste better.
I love to play music; I may not be all that great, but I am really good at *enjoying* playing music.
I am good at 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.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Reading: Nerdy non-fiction. Dystopian sci fi. Epic adventure. Discover, Science, New York Times. Lately, most of my reading is about environmental science, economics, and quantum physics...

Listening: A lot of AltIndieAmericana bluegrassy singer-songwritery stuff these days, but sometimes the mood calls for the Pixies full blast. Always looking for new favorites.

Eating: things that are red/spicy, green/healthy, cheese/delicious.
The six things I could never do without
Paper & pencil
music in any form
creative projects
access to nature
friends & family
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Science! does this make me a nerd? yeah, pretty much.
Travel! Where will my next adventure take me, and how good is the scuba diving 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?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I frequently engage animals in conversation. Dogs and cats, obviously, but also birds, lizards, fish, and bugs... I scold spiders whenever I have to rescue them from my bathtub. They really should know better.
You should message me if are more optimist than pessimist embrace your nerdy side are liable to occasionally burst into song, or at least hum along to yourself when no one is looking 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!