I'm a lifelong student with a love of knowledge; my passions include protecting the environment, making connections with people, and learning as much as possible. I practice mindfulness, cherish walking my dog, love going on an intense bike ride or hike, and also like to kick back and watch a captivating TV show or movie. I am a huge science nerd and voracious reader. I recently graduated with a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering, but I love learning anything and everything about our world, our universe, our bodies, and especially our brains. I read everything I can get in front of me, but I also chill and play a relaxing video game once in a while. I and a lot of people I love suffer from mental health issues, so I strive to keep channels of communication open for anyone needing help, support, or reassurance. Despite that, I sometimes like to disconnect for my own mental clarity, so it can take me some time to respond to an online message. When I'm really stressed out or anxious, cleaning something calms me down. I come from a family of hoarders so I've tried really hard to be minimalist and regularly purge things I don't need or that I'm holding onto for nostalgic or emotional reasons. The value of objects only goes so far as to their usefulness, so I think really hard before I shop, either for myself or for a gift. I grew up in Honduras and have family in Tegucigalpa, LA, Seattle, and I just moved to Boise.