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About Me

About Me

Trace metal oceanographer researching the Amazon Estuary! I love learning, nature walks, nonfiction audiobooks, tide pools, marmots, apples, bodies of saltwater, and the human brain.

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Lesbian, Gay, Queer, Non-binary, Asexual


Agnostic/optimistic nihilist

Relationship Status

In a Relationship

What I Like

Favorite Books

Mostly nonfiction:
Oliver Sacks (The Minds Eye, Musicophilia, Hallucinations), Sam Kean (The Disappearing Spoon, Tale of Dueling Neurosurgeons), Brian Greene (Elegant Universe, The Hidden Reality), Bill Bryson (A Walk in the Woods, A Short History of Nearly Everything), Richard Preston (Hot Zone, Demon in the Freezer, Panic in Level 4), Matt Ridley (Red Queen, Genome), Mary Roach (Gulp, Stiff), Jon Krakauer (Into the Wild, Under the Banner of Heaven, Missoula), Wild (I really liked this one), Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole, My stroke of insight, Botany of Desire, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Moonwalking with Einstein, Brain on Fire, Proust and the Squid, Animals in Translation, Orange is the New Black, Out of Orange (by Cleary, aka Alex; I actually liked this one better than OITNB), Unfair, Waiting to be Heard (these last four really opened my eyes to the problems in the criminal justice system), Chaos: Making a New Science, Hand to Mouth, The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe, Wednesday is Indigo Blue, The Psychopath Test, Ghost Map, the Great Influenza, the Real Doctor will See You Now, Language of Life, Infinite Reality, the Woman who Changed her Brain, Ungifted, Neurotribes, Future of the Mind, I can Hear You Whisper, Emperor of All Maladies, Cured, The Man Who Wasn’t There, Entanglement, Grit, Internal Time

Fiction: A Wrinkle in Time, Lisa Genova stuff (Still Alice, Inside the Obriens, Left Neglected), Annie On My Mind, Emma Donoghue (Room, Landing), the Miss Perigrines series