OK, here it is. I've now had this website for quite awhile,
and never got around to writing this, so here it goes. We'll get
through the boring stuff first... It's in interview format, with
myself as the interviewer. I like to talk to myself, so this
isn't too strange.
What's your favorite color? Red.
Where do you live?
Where were you born?
Wait a second, have you lived
in Boulder forever? No! I
moved away after high school, first to Davis, California, then to
What were you doing in those
places? I went to college in Davis and grad. school in
You spent a long time in
school... What did you study?
So what do you do for work
now? I work at a company called
Dentsply Friadent Ceramed. Yes, that is the real name of the
company. I'm a product development engineer, which pretty much
means that I get to design new products. We make bone grafting
products for dental applications. In grad. school, I worked in a
biomaterials research lab, so my current job has a lot to do with what
I studied in grad. school. My job is really cool, because I get
to do a lot of different things, I get to be creative, and I work with
When did you move back to
Boulder? Oct. 2004.
Is it weird living back where
you grew up? Yep. It's
mostly strange because I've never lived in Boulder as an adult
before. A lot of what I remember doing as a kid around town
doesn't really apply to my life now. Plus, it's strange living
somewhere where everything is very familiar, yet foreign at the same
time. Though I miss living in Seattle, there's a lot of great
things about living here. It's really nice living near my parents
again, and I
still have a few old friends around, plus, I've made some awesome new
friends. And Boulder is an absolutely fabulous place to
live. It's ALWAYS sunny here!!
What do you miss about
Seattle? My friends! I really
liked living in Seattle. It's a great city to live in, even
considering the weather. There's lots of water - I'll definitely
miss swimming in the lake this summer. I have many many good
friends there who I miss very much. I think Seattle misses me
too, because there hasn't been any snow in the mountains there this
year. All the ski areas are closed! Good thing I'm in
What's it like being in the "real world"? I was referred to as a "professional" the other day by a bunch of grad students. That hurt. I mean, I know it's technically true and all, but I'm really not much of an adult, I swear. Overall, this whole job thing has been treating me pretty well. I like the fact that the hours are regular, though getting up early every morning is a little tough. I miss being in a University environment a bit. I liked the freedom to do what I wanted to do when I wanted to do it, and I liked always being around 20,000 people my age. Now I get all excited whenever I have to go to the U for work...
What are you passionate about
outside of work? I think the thing I'm most
passionate about are my relationship with the people I'm close
to. I've been extraordinarily fortunate in having a truly
incredible family and a fabulous group of friends. Spending time
with them is one of my favorite things to do. I also get really
excited about doing athletic things outdoors. I'm really into
tele skiing, hiking, backpacking, biking, running, and swimming.
Now that I'm back in Boulder, I hope to get back into climbing as
well. I find that when I'm deciding where to travel, I'm often
drawn to places with mountains. I guess that's what happens when
you grow up in Boulder!
Can't you think of any more
questions to ask yourself? Not right now... since it took
me over a year to write this, you're lucky to see it here at
all... If you can think of other questions, send me an e-mail,
and maybe I'll post the answers here!