I am bubbly, warm, and open minded. Friendships and community are important to me: I love hosting get-togethers at my home, with good food and good people. An ideal evening for me is when a friend stops by and we spend time together over food and meaningful conversation. I love nature and work to protect it. I work on my dissertation in ecology during the week, and go hiking or do some restoration work, on the weekends. Adventure and travel is what gets me going. I moved to the US from Israel, only so I can travel to do research in Africa. I've been lucky to visit some wonderful places around the world, exploring cultures, food, miracles of nature. Most importantly, I strive to grow personally and spiritually and to share my blessings with the people around me.