I'm a fun, passionate, ambitious woman that likes to surround myself with intellectually curious and big hearted people who crack me up. I also appreciate a good dose of sarcasm. I have bounced all around the country for both school and work but am truly happy to have settled back in Oakland.
Nothing brings me more excitement than bringing people together around great food. I love to cook and throw elaborate dinner parties or spontaneous bbqs. I guess I qualify as a foodie but not the pretentious kind, the kind who finds inspiration at farmers markets, hole in the walls, Sunset Magazine and Cook's Illustrated. Well, maybe a little pretentious.
Other things to note: I skim the New York Times every morning but am not above watching TMZ at night (don't judge!). I believe that elections matter. I was once a competitive gymnast so I start to freak out if I don't exercise regularly. And, I am extremely close to my loud, large family that is scattered from Pittsburgh to Paris. A trip to visit my niece and nephew is always in the works.