With my free time I am really into running. I have been running for about 12 years and just started doing races this past year. "Run to the top" at Mt. Baldy in California was a race I thoroughly enjoyed. I like to read -- Harold Kushner is one of my favorite authors -- and watch movies -- silly ones like "Nacho Libre" and action ones like "Red." France, Spain and Israel are among my favorite travel destinations.I just deposited my PhD dissertation and I'm really looking forward to graduation next month (December 20130)! I have been working on it for the past six and a half years so I am definitely ready to be done! I'll do a postdoc in Ames, IA starting soon and going through part of 2014 and then I'll hopefully be teaching chemistry somewhere fall 2014. Big changes! I like Ames but I think I would prefer to live in a city that is a bit larger--- like Boulder, Colorado or Portland, Oregon. I really enjoy the mountains! What I am seeking now is a true companion with whom I can share these things and also embrace new experiences that appeal to her over the course of a lifetime.