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Professor, Nerd, Overeducated

I'm a Native New Yorker who moved back to New York City after spending four years in Rochester, NY to be closer to family. I am currently a college professor at Hunter College. My family is Cantonese and I live in Bushwick.

Previously, I was a PhD student at Syracuse University. Prior to my time at Syracuse I earned a Master of Public Administration at New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service in New York City, NY. I did my undergraduate work in Economics and American Studies at Amherst College, in Amherst, Massachusetts. I also have spent much time repressing my memories of my teenage years at The Bronx High School of Science in Bronx, NY.

I have had the opportunity to study two what I consider "artforms": swedish massage therapy and ballroom dancing. I am interested in the first, massage therapy, because I consider it the ultimate public service; it is an activity that one performs only so that another can feel pleasure and relief from stress and pain. Also, I find it irresistable that a technique and treatment that dates as far back as 1700 BC and the Shang Chinese Dynasty is still performed today, for ailments my ancestors would have never even considered.

I enjoy doing hot vinyasa or power yoga. It's a great workout and keeps me centered.

I love Star Trek, The New York Giants, and Taylor Swift, not necessarily in that order.

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