I am a transplant from New Jersey who went to college at Stanford, lived in China and worked in Philadelphia before settling in Oakland 2 years ago. Friends would describe me as a caring, dependable, smart, hardworking woman who cares deeply for her friends and family. I am extremely curious about the world and I enjoy traveling, learning languages, meeting interesting people and eating. I love good food. And not in an over-analytical Bay Area foodie "The chef should have used star anise instead of cumin. Is that a hint of lemongrass or black lime?" sort of way - but in an "If it is delicious, put 2 on my plate" sort of way (no worries, I have a healthy BMI and never had a cavity!). Luckily for my wallet, I also enjoy cooking, baking and dinner parties. Best gift ever: my grandmother's cast iron skillet set. As for my job, I work remotely for a student travel company and I enjoy the freedom and challenges of being my own manager. I am inspired by genius, generosity and determination and my dream is to own a community-based business. I am looking for a partner in life who is kind, sincere and a little bit ridiculous.
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Given my penchant for all things tasty, my first date would definitely involve a meal. We would have a picnic in a sunny, relaxing location like Lake Merritt or Tilden Park and each person would bring a different course. Whatever we brought would have a story behind it, like a family recipe, your favorite California wine, the best dessert you had on vacation in France or whatever you picked up at Safeway on the way because you were *really* going to cook something but then you had a deadline, hit traffic and are still wearing your employee ID. Doh.
Not a true story.