Some biographical info: I am a student at San Diego State University, where I am a writing tutor, member of the Golden Key society and Phi Beta Kappa, and a member of the Honors Program. I was chosen to be Editor in Chief for the school newspaper, The Daily Aztec, for the 2010-2011 school year (which I’m REALLY excited about). I am a cynical, sarcastic bookworm. I usually have 2-4 part-time jobs and go to school full time (as of June 2010, I have 3). I’m told this makes me an overachiever/workaholic/crazy.
Personal interests: Books, reading, writing, graphic design, politics, journalism, media, information systems, religious studies, philosophy, debate and forensics, sociology, psychology, feminism, webcomics, science fiction and fantasy novels and movies. I am double-majoring in Journalism and Political Science. SDSU is one of those schools where you get out of it what you put into it; you won’t be challenged unless you choose to challenge yourself, so I am creating my own Renaissance education. I like to say that I’m studying humanity in all it’s incarnations, and my involvement in the above subjects is just a reflection of my quest to understand us.
I never: watch TV live (seriously, at all…It’s all hulu and Netflix for me), drink/drugs/smoke, exercise (bad, yes), wake up to my first alarm (so I set three). Some have claimed I never have fun either, but that’s a lie. (These people have also called me a Dementor.) But my idea of fun involves reading (or ComiCon), so it’s understandable that the “no fun” conclusion was drawn.
Pretty much completely irrelevant: I’m a nester, so I have a huge collection of pillows and blankets to the point that it’s borderline ridiculous. I like kids as long as I can send them back to their parents, but would not be unhappy if I never have my own. Born and bred in San Diego, I would go barefoot all year long if it was an option. I have no tolerance for cold and put on a sweater if it drops below 68°. I hate driving because my nearsightedness is so bad that I have almost no depth perception and I am deathly afraid of killing someone.
Must not forget: There’s also the love of my oh-so-long life, Stevan. I call him my hypothetical husband because he proposed to me 2 years ago and I said yes, but we currently aren’t getting married anytime soon. I’m in no particular rush. He likes kids and wants lots of them (an ongoing debate between the two of us) and he loves cooking and housework (YES, so awesome). He plays video games (World of Warcraft, Modern Warfare 2, StarCraft II) all the time. He’s very nice and pretty cool, for a guy. I give him 4.85 out of 5 stars for awesomeness.
Goals: At the moment I’m aiming for a career related to politics and the media, and am on track to get there and do well. I plan to get my Ph.D. in political science once I’ve graduated from SDSU. I am also interested in investigative journalism, becoming a syndicated opinion columnist, becoming professional blogger and possibly a book reviewer, starting my own alternative weekly newspaper, and image consulting for female candidates, all of which I’m unlikely to be able to do at the same time. If I had a million dollars I would go to school for the rest of my life. And start my own library. And run for President. All of which I may end up doing anyway.
More About Me: You can take a look at my curriculum vitae. You can also check out my Facebook profile, but be warned I do not accept friend requests unless I not only know who you are, but also are part of my “real-life” circle of acquaintances. If you know me and I know you but we are not friends, I still won’t accept your request. I see no reason to give people I don’t like a chance to write on my Wall. On the other hand, I am much more welcoming of LinkedIn requests.
Also: I write run-on sentences and very long paragraphs. A lot.
You can chat with me by clicking on the link below (assuming I’m available;look for the green ball). Keep in mind you are anonymous when you contact me this way, so I am going to be very careful. If this feature is abused, I will remove it.
You can call me via my Google Voice account by calling (619)630-7285, or using the link below. Say your name when it prompts you to. If I’m not available you can leave me a voicemail with your contact info and a transcription of what you say will show up in my Google Voice inbox. Please speak as clearly as possible because the transcribing frequently bungles names and phone numbers. I’ll get back to you when I get a chance! I’m really excited to add this feature to my site, but still hesitant because it could be easily abused. If this happens, I will remove the ability for people to contact me through Google Voice.