I am happiest when my mind and/or body are active. Trying hard to soak up all that California has to offer...especially beautiful scenery, outdoor adventure, and great food. I love being outdoors: backpacking, kayaking, scuba diving, exploring tidepools, bouldering, skiing, stargazing--anything, really. I love my work, but being in the wilderness is what makes me feel truly happy and balanced. I swim almost every day and right now I'm training for a swim from Alcatraz to SF in May.
Before starting school here, I grew up in the midwest, went to college in Ohio, studied abroad in Ecuador, researched birds on an uninhabited island in New Brunswick, did field work in Costa Rica, and worked as a technician in Madison, WI.
I'm spontaneous but organized; adventurous yet responsible. High energy but not high maintenance. I work hard and play hard. I travelling to new places but like returning to my cozy cottage and awesome roommate. My friends and family mean the world to me. Healthy eating, fitness, and sustainability are all important to me.
I've done a lot of self-reflection recently and am trying to follow a few simple principles:
-love people unconditionally
-never stop learning and exploring
-live without regrets
-be ambitious with humility
-life is too short to be unhappy
I am looking for someone who starts off as a new best friend and partner in crime and grows to be something more.