Hi! I'm a senior from western Washington (graduating in January). I love books, long walks, and meandering conversations. I am proud to declare myself a huge geek, especially about social science, interesting people, and great writing. An unabashed genre fiction fan — as you can see, I own a cloak and Lord of the Rings leaf pin — I am currently living on Sci-Fi Hall with similarly insane people. I'm also friends with people I've met through other groups and activities I'm involved with, such as OCircus!, Oberlin's entirely-student-run circus organization.
While I love books, my interest in understanding people's personalities, priorities, and decision-making in various social contexts has led me to declare a psychology major. I'm a "stats geek" — data-crunching research assistant — for one of my psych professors. I also work as a lifeguard, volunteer at Oberlin Community Services, and clean litterboxes/socialize foundling kittens at the Ginko Gallery!
I'd love to answer any questions you have about any of the above, so feel free to leave a comment on any blog post.