i'm not sure what to really say here... i grew up in california, where my parents and siblings still live, and it's hard to be away but i do love moving around so i can experience new things. i have moved around the country quite a bit (and lived in israel for a short time), and it reminds me how awesome it is to travel and get a feel for different places.
i enjoy being active and being outdoors, but i know how to appreciate a quiet evening on the couch. i love to laugh, and the people that know me best would say i'm outgoing, and at least a little zany.
i love music, especially going to see live music, and i love photography. i also love going to brunch on the weekends, especially if i can find a place with a patio and enjoy the sunshine (in the summer).
i'm very driven when it comes to my work, but i make sure to take the time to enjoy the world outside of the lab. which includes also traveling from time to time... but i've also noticed that st. louis offers a lot to do on the weekends, so i've had a lot of fun exploring.
if there's anything else you want to know, feel free to ask. i'd love to hear from you!