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Ten fun facts about me

  • I have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. I’ve also trained in karate, modern arnis, thai boxing, and other cool martial arts.
  • These days I mostly just do a lot of yoga. Om.
  • There is a published (and very good) non-fiction book dedicated to me!
  • I ride my bike, even in winter (Peter Skott at UMass and Sigrid Stagl at WU were my role models for this).
  • Reaching back to my high school glory days for this one: I’m still proud that the Francis Lewis High School softball team won the 2002 NYC championship and that I was named the city’s player of the year!
  • I’m a huge fan of the Liberal Arts and Sciences approach to education.
  • I have a totally cool four year old kid. <3
  • I actually enjoy assembling Ikea furniture. =P
  • My celebrity crush since 1996: Derek Jeter. Derek, if you’re reading this, let’s hang out!! And, relatedly, big shoutout to Kim Ng. 🙂
  • In our high school yearbook, in the space where we could state what we wanted to be when we grew up, my best friend entered “happy” (best answer ever) and I wrote “Emperor of the World.” =D