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My self-summary
Work with indigenous communities in the Peruvian Amazon, play in Chicago beaches/concert venues/parks/jamatoriums/dive bars.

In Chicago after grad school in Colorado/India/Bolivia->postdoc in Peru (+Indonesia/Mexico/Tanzania/Vietnamish)

I like music, science, nature, fiction, reality, comedy, social justice and grassroots movements, amazing individuals past and present, intersectional feminism (identity politics ain't everything though, better discussed in person), and PEOPLE! Dislikes include yogurt and the inevitability of death. ggg af hopefully
What I’m doing with my life
I work with indigenous communities in the Amazon, getting them on the map and empowered to make decisions about their lands.

I also do research on forests and climate change, land use politics, and environmental justice around the world! (May or may not assuage Northern European consciences about their global-warming-causing behavior by ironically flying around the world in circles)

Unstructured play time is my favorite.
I’m really good at
Pivoting hard left despite not having a theory of change anymore under Trump



Being generally amused and stoked about the human condition in spite of everything.

Having more musical instruments than I'm good at playing

Going on street art tours to learn weird shit about new cities.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite is hard, how bout recent


On Beauty, so good Zadie Smith is a legit genius

The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne. (Read it at once. West African girl and South Indian woman's stories interweave through space and time in a hyperplausible near future world)

Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie. (Logic puzzles about theory of mind in story form in a genderless intergalactic empire where the main character is a multi-bodied spaceship.)

Gone Girl (yeh!), Shirley Jackson (Haunting of Hill House)

The Icarus Girl (starts off like 'I'm a story about race, immigrants and identity and then pivots and is all like NOPE I'M A FUCKING GHOST STORY!)

White Teeth (how the hell did Zadie Smith have that kind of perspective at 19 or 20?!)

A Visit from the Goon Squad (Jennifer Eagan with a dope book and a hilarious parody of David Foster Wallace)

House of Leaves (you goin be scurred),

Neal Stephenson

Douglas Adams

Ursula K. Le Guin.

Shows: The Wire is the best, Rick and Morty, Archer, Firefly, Arrested Development, 30 Rock, Star Trek (TNG/DS9/VOY obvi). At of this writing I just finished watching and liking Jessica Jones and also this weird show called iZombie.

Podcasts: Savage Love, Radiolab, Invisibilia, Alice Isn't Dead, This American Life, Reply All, 2 Dope Queens, Guys we Fucked, suggest more to me please

Recent on Spotify: Ween, Sleater-Kinney, Nas, The Floozies, Ensperanza Spaulding, Leftover Salmon, The Cat Empire
The six things I could never do without
Obviously the internet, how could I live without its totalizing, shackling liberation?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How fucking weird the universe is.

Why so many of you seem to have OKC handles that end in "saurus" or "inabox"

Poverty. Political and policy dimensions of justice, power, and inequality.

How tight existing is despite aforementioned weirdness, and even downright bad shit.
On a typical Friday night I am
I dunno what's typical, recent Fridays have included cold beers in hot Peruvian jungles, weird experimental music in Chicago, wine-heavy barbecues in Buenos Aires, cackling my face off while wearing outrageous costumes on my last nights in Lima.
You should message me if
You know about an amazing winter-spot for whisky drinking. I work and travel for work but having a good time is always a priority so I'll fucking *hunt* time for raging!

l appreciate getting to planning to meet for a drink or other fun first date activity sooner rather than later!