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  • 53 References 12 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English; learning Spanish, Tagalog
  • 33, Female
  • Member since 2006
  • education innnovator, creative strategist, do gooder
  • travel, my family, twitter, the internet, books, comparat...
  • From Seattle, WA, USA
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me


to creatively intervene


Left coaster in London. My heart is still in Brooklyn. I like tech, learning, design, bike rides, desserts and doing good.


learning, biking, branding + design, brooklyn, critical theory, reading (everything from books to google reader to the city), fashion, mochi ice cream, graphic novels, public space, graf and street art, media and memory, sleeping in hammocks, siestas, photography, peanut butter and chocolate, getting lost, urban planning, letna, my family, diy, pop culture, noraebang/karyaoke, paradoxes and anomalies, creativity, biographies/narratives, and strategy games.

  • arts
  • culture
  • books
  • design
  • fashion
  • street art
  • photography
  • diy
  • chocolate
  • cheese
  • desserts
  • technology
  • reading
  • cycling
  • communications

Music, Movies, and Books

movies: miyazaki, almodovar, kurosawa, park chan wook, allen, + gondry

books: the preacher, blindness, maus, what is the what, forget me not, the past within us, the book of laughter and forgetting, sontag, deleuze, satrapi, murakami, john urry, celia lury, james e. young, moore, gaiman, the new yorker

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

eaten grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup in san jose, costa rica after six months of beans and rice in panama.

talking to my favorite people in the whole world through skype

surviving a car crash on a freeway bridge

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Czech Republic, Netherlands, Nigeria, Panama, South Korea, United Kingdom, United States

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