Here's a somewhat out of order list about me and who I'm looking for. I've never tried to put all this down in writing and things like Match are extremely new to me, but I figure why not see what all the buzz is about.
I am a rock climber and in grad school. I have traveled a lot - mostly for medical/public health type work - and am passionate about public health work in developing countries. Exercise is very important to me, as are good friends and being relaxed in life. My research is in infectious diseases and mathematics and I run a non-profit in Nicaragua, helping rural communities to get clean water.
I've worked in a number of countries around the world and really enjoy traveling through the auspices of public health... it is an interesting and magnificent way to see the world and meet people and cultures.
I used to meditate a lot but no longer do, however I appreciate the balance that meditative type activities (in whatever form they may be) bring to life.
I have a twin brother who I'm very close with.... although he lives in Colorado.
I'm looking for someone who is centered, down to earth, likes to travel and embark on adventures and who likes to exercise and treat their body well. Since I rock climb and spend a lot of time on walls, it's a plus to be with someone who has some interest in learning (or already knows how to climb...), but it's certainly not a problem if not.... I also run and bike and row when possible so endurance sports are important to me and hopefully who I'm with.
I like having stimulating discussions while cooking and eating dinner (and other times too... but I when I spend a lot of time cooking, it's nice to converse as well). So I'm looking for someone who is curious and engaged in the world, whether that's politics, science, yoga, culture or other current events or history, etc... someone who is inquisitive and likes to think & discuss things.
I'm not too into professional team sports like football and basketball, but I can find it endearing when someone else is - just don't expect too much from me in terms of interest level there. I'm also not too into TV. I watch it occasionally, and I do like movies, however I'm not going to be keeping up to date on celebrity statuses.
That's a completely not complete story of who I am and who I am looking for, so if you'd like more info, just lemme know.