Five Questions

January 22, 2012Duke Law News

Quick bio:
Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico now, but my dad was in the Navy so I have also lived in Jacksonville, FL, Monterey, CA, Pensacola, FL, Virginia Beach, VA, and Honolulu, HI.
College: Texas Tech University (Wreck 'em Tech!), class of 2009. My major was Electrical Engineering.

1. Pick one: top three favorite musicians/bands; favorite non-law read; one TV show I never miss:
I'm gonna answer all three. Right now, my favorite bands are The Decemberists, Fleet Foxes, and The Mountain Goats. My favorite non-law read also just became a strong contender for the TV show I never miss: George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series, also known by the title of the first book "A Game of Thrones." As for my TV Show, I was debating between "The League" and "Mad Men," but I ultimately decided to go with "Archer." Danger Zone!

2. What is your favorite Durham restaurant or activity?
I just ate at Dos Perros for the first time the other day, and I liked it a lot. Four Square is also pretty tasty. For a cheaper, everyday option, Foster's is delicious. Also, I just discovered Sandella's has both a punch card AND a Duke discount. And of course, Panera Bread is great for eating while reading.

3. What brought you to law school and what do you want to do with your degree?
IP Litigation, and IP Litigation. Hey, one of these answers needs to be simple.

4. When you are not at the Law School, how do you like to spend your time?
I sing tenor with the Duke Chorale, which takes up a good portion of my free time. I also enjoy drawing and watercolor, running, and hanging out with my dog Fargo.

5. Tell us something about yourself that otherwise we wouldn't know or guess:
I suppose the obvious answer to this question is that I am a twin, but I feel like I've told enough people that for it to be relatively common knowledge. Instead, I'll say that Neil Patrick Harris is also an alumnus of my high school, and his parents go to my church back home.

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