I'm a native of the east coast and never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I'd end up on this faraway coast! But life brought me out here, and my love affair with California has steadily grown. I like exploring all the off-the-beaten-track spots LA has to offer. Same goes for discovering new, independent music. I love traveling, even if it's just getting out of the city for a drive up the coast. I'm pretty active, but also adore lazy Saturdays. I can be a bit of a homebody, but I'm just as happy going out to a fun, dive bar as I am watching a movie at home or making dinner with friends. I'm turned on to people who are authentic and kind. I'm a deeply loyal friend and partner, and I feel really lucky to share my life with amazing friends and family.
As far as work and interests go, I think I strike a good balance between grounded and creative. I work in pediatric health research, which is intellectually exciting and rewarding work. And in my little free time, I love to paint! Being creative has a way of making me feel energized and clear-headed... It's a little like my meditation.