Compassion, intelligence, humility, good communication skills, being both serious and silly, low-maintenance, and genuine are highly valued qualities in my self and others. I love good conversation, laughing, making others laugh, learning, travel and exploring new people, places, cultures and ideas. I approach life with optimism and am a passionate person drawn to people who expose me to new ideas and perspectives, contribute to my growth as a person, and are passionate about social justice issues. I enjoy brunching, going to movie screenings, book discussions, rallies, and concerts. I LOVE live music and I love being on the water (although I admit I'm slightly terrified of deep bodies of water I can appreciate its beauty).