Here's the basics:
My doctorate's in computer science, but professionally I'm a statistician and scientist.
I've worked on a lot of stuff: public health, social networks, robots, radios. I've done this in big US cities and poor-as-hell Central American backwaters. Sometimes, I think I prefer the backwaters.
These days I'm fabulously happy in my work. I do "product strategy" for "big data." No, I don't know what that really means either. Some days I help the people who make your toothpaste figure out why you changed brands. Some days I tell sales people what their broader competitive story should be. Some days I write code to prove that something will be very cool next year.
I'm excited about growing up and I'm looking for a good partner. Much past that, life's really good and I don't particularly have a lot of worries.
All that serious stuff aside, here's the fun and important stuff (well, some of it):
-- I wear fire-engine red sneakers 80% of the time. Not that I don't or can't put on big-boy shoes; it's just a nod to the whimsical academic in me.
-- I once built a cardboard yurt on the lawn of the Pentagon.
-- I dance my *** off at weddings. And really any other time I have a chance.
-- I make great pie. I cook the majority of my meals, but it's always more fun with help or when cooking for others.
-- I'm a scientist by training. I'm a dork by choice.
-- I'm a competitive archer.
-- I have a wonderful, 10-year old Border Collie rescue. She's a constant lesson in responsibility, patience and joy.
-- I'm pretty well convinced that everything is interesting. One needs only ask the right person to find out why.