Kristin

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About me

Gender FEMALE
Industry Environment
Location Barre, Massachusetts, United States
Introduction "Be the change you wish to see in the world." Mahatma Gandhi

For those who are personality test-oriented, I am an INFP Gryffindor. Politically, I am a solid liberal. While I am non-theistic, I have a great appreciation of the natural world and humankind’s place in it and strive to live with ethical consistency. I am quite idealistic, finding the good in everyone and everything, and tend to fight against what I perceive as breaches of that goodness.

While I have been educated as a scientist, I have an artistic side and enjoy theatre, sewing, and crafts. I enjoy reading and discussing literature. I am an avid long-distance hiker (Appalachian Trail Class of 2012), endurance runner, and horseback rider. Until a few months ago, I lived with dogs, horses, llamas, and sheep, and I am passionate about positive reinforcement and issues involving animal intelligence.

I just moved up to New England from Kentucky. After futon surfing for a couple months in Burlington, while I worked with a conservation nursery to plant trees across Vermont, I moved to central Massachusetts, where a group of friends and I are working to create an intentional community.
Interests backpacking, running, horses, positive reinforcement, animal intelligence, Unitarian Universalism, social justice issues, LGBTQ+ issues, Appalachian Trail, gardening, theatre, sewing, jewelry making, New England, community action
Favorite Movies V for Vendetta, Possession, How to Train Your Dragon, the perks of being a wallflower, Mona Lisa Smile, The Incredibles, Inception, I Can't Think Straight, Mulan, The Phantom of the Opera
Favorite Music Indigo Girls, Billy Joel, John Denver, Boys Like Girls
Favorite Books Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters, Ishmael, The Tao of Equus, The Giver, The Phantom Tollbooth, the perks of being a wallflower, Harry Potter