My friends would say I'm smart, funny, goofy, and kind. I'm adventurous and hard working--I've spent a few years in Africa and love to travel. My work deals with environmental issues, and I'm a scientist, so I love learning about new things and exploring. I'm originally from the East Coast --grew up in MD outside DC, went to college outside of Boston, and went to grad school in Manhattan. So, I really like the diversity and different cultures you are exposed to in cities, although I'm enjoying the beauty and relaxed pace of Colorado.