I am an ambitious and driven person who also loves to have fun and who doesn't take herself too seriously. I have always been attracted to people who approach life in the same way -- with a certain joie de vivre and a passion for trying new things and having fun.
I love to laugh at a joke but am also not afraid to laugh at myself. I love to compete against myself in a professional and previously academic context but also make sure that I prioritize good times with friends and family, which is why I work so hard anyway.
I love trying out a new restaurant or bar with friends, but enjoy taking a trail run or going hiking equally well. I also love to travel and have lived/studied abroad in several continents.
I have three siblings and am extraordinarily close to all of them, in addition to my parents. Unfortunately, they are all located in different cities throughout the US, so I cherish the times we are able to get together. I have an incredibly lovable Boston Terrier named Ella. When I get stressed at work or with life, she just makes me laugh it all off.
About you -- obviously a dog lover! Someone who values hard work but who makes sure to live life even if only during small windows when work gets busy! :) You absolutely must have a good sense of humor (I like laughing too much!). I'm also looking for someone who is humble and has a lot of integrity; someone who is empathic yet strong.