I'm a transplant from the liberal oasis that is Austin, TX, and as such, I'm partial to say "y'all" and the occasional ironic "howdy".
From Austin I moved to Seattle for a Ph.D. program at UW, studying genetics. I loved it -- partially because I love science and partially because geneticists are, hands down, the dopest people on the planet. Believe it.
After a few years, my interests lead me elsewhere. Those interests developed into a digital business, and for a while I traveled around doing fun stuff while building my business. Most recently, I hosteled solo through Europe for the summer (2015). Here's the color-coded spreadsheet I compulsively used out of fear that I would book something for the wrong dates. In between trips, I nestled down in Portland, Oregon.
Eventually, I sold out and threw myself into the grind -- now I develop software at Google in NYC, and I absolutely love it.
During one summer in grad school, I interned as a science reporter at the Oregonian through the AAAS. That was pretty neat. If you're into science, you can read some of my articles here.
I'm a slut for fresh linens, seasonal cocktails, and the Oxford comma.
I'm kinda obsessed with various fitness stuff: weightlifting, rock climbing, slacklining, mobility and flexibility. I also enjoy karaoke (only at public bars -- it's much more exhilarating than a private room), hiking, and cooking.
And of course, I always love meeting new people.
Actualmente, estoy aprendiendo espanol, principalmente la fluidez. Terminé árbol español de Duolingo, y usando el app CleverDeck, construí un vocabulario de aproximadamente tres mil palabras. Practiqué hablando mientras que en España, pero necesito mucho más de inmersión.
movies: Minority Report, Vanilla Sky, The Butterfly Effect, The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Final Destination 2, Sin City, Memento, Phone Booth, Rookie of the Year, Liar Liar, The Truman Show, Forest Gump, The Illusionist, The Prestige, Lucky Number Sleven, Primer, The Dark Knight, Pitch Perfect, Thank You for Smoking, Spotlight, Wes Anderson, GATTACA
TV: Orange is the New Black, Game of Thrones, Archer, Futurama, Family Guy, The Office, Firefly, Star Trek, Entourage, Parks and Recreation, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Arrested Development, Veronica Mars, iZombie
music: Cake, Maroon 5, Muse, Cassius, Pink Floyd, Daft Punk, Jamiroquai, Phoenix
food: Sushi, Indian, Tex-Mex, nondescript Asian stir-fry, and whatever it is that Yelp refers to as "American (New)" when I'm feeling fancy. I also eat Chipotle much more often than is reasonable.
Now, make various assumptions about my personality based on my tastes in things.
Or, you know, if I messaged you first, maybe you should reply to protect my frail, frail ego.