OK, here goes. What am I like? I am often the person that friends come to when they need someone to listen and empathize with a challenge they might be facing. I'm friendly, maybe a bit on the reserved side, but also really like to socialize in groups. I love sharing creative projects with people -- whether playing music together, cooking together, doing research together (yes I know it's my work life, but there's a big social payoff here as well) or something else like that.
I have two young daughters (5 and 4), who are with me three days per week. Being a dad is a really important part of who I am overall, but that's not what we're here to talk about, right?
I just became a tenure-track professor this year. The job comes with some major stresses, but overall I feel like it's a privilege to do this job-- I really love it. On the plus side - I get to do research for money, have a relatively flexible schedule, teach, and hang out with interesting people.
Anyway, enough about me. What about you?