The one thing I am passionate about...
I am passionate about my job. I teach in Brooklyn at a public high school for immigrants and I love what I do because it gives purpose to my life. My success is when my students pass my class, walk at graduation, or let me know from college that in some way I touched their lives. I teach students to speak up and take action, so one of my proudest moments was when a former student organized a rally in response to racism on campus. I don't take full credit, but I know I helped give this student tools to deal with negativity in a positive way, which makes me feel like I've helped make this world a better place!
I typically spend my leisure time
I love to travel, scuba dive, ski, raft, and hike during vacations and weekends or when time allows! On a daily basis, I watch TV or read to relax. Exercising definitely helps get rid of stress, but I'm not as regimented as I should be about it! I love to cook or go out; food is definitely a social thing for me. I like to be with other people whether its just hanging at home or going out. I also love to go out and dance.
The most influential person in my life has been
I think partners should make each other feel good about themselves and therefore about being with each other. I guess that takes honesty, compromises, communication, humor, love, affection........
The first thing people notice about me
I'm usually complimented on my smile and my eyes! People seem to notice that I'm happy---maybe that's the smile!
The last book I read and enjoyed
I'm really bad remembering authors, titles, etc. But I usually read historical fiction and love books about other cultures or regions of the world, like A Thousand Splendid Suns. It makes me feel like I'm traveling to that place.
The three things which I am most thankful for
- My amazing parents
- The educational opportunities I was given
- My travel experiences (living abroad)
The one thing I wish MORE people would notice about me
That I have a playful side!
Friends Describe me as
Ambitious, Dependable, Hard Working, Intelligent
A little more about me
I'd rather leave something left to the imagination!!!!